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Brown 

May 1983, Vol. 83, No. 8 



editor 

Itebert M. Rhodes 

Vlanaging Editor 

\nne Hinman Diffily '73 

Vssistant Editor 

Catherine Hinds 

editorial Associate 

'eter Mandel '81 A.M. 

)esign Consultant 

^athiNP de Boer 

loard of Editors 

.'hairman 

<ohn J. Monaghan '53 

'ice Chairman 
|-ornelia D. Dean '69 

jilarold Bailey, Jr. '70 
lames E. DuBois '50 
'ohn B. Henderson '46 
l)ante G. lonata '59 
"oni H, Oliviero '65, '73 Ph.D. 
bnald B. Smith '42 
:iizabeth Weed '73 Ph.D. 
Dhn A. VVorsley '56 

■fational Advisory Board 

)aniel Chu '55 

'lartha Matzke '66 

'atricia Simon Schwadron '72 

\l\in V. Sizer '36 



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Alumni Monthly 



In this issue 



16 What the Campaign Started 

Has it been only five years since the University set out on a 
campaign to raise $158 million? President Howard 
Swearer, a tireless fund-raiser, sets his sights on the 
future of Brown and the mission we have only begun. 

20 Scaling Departmental Walls 

Academic backbiting and departmental jealousies are 

anathema to education. Henry Kucera, the Fred M. Seed 

Professor of Linguistics and the Cognitive Sciences, 

examines the way he has scaled departmental 

walls to broaden his own and his students' educational 

experiences. 

24 A Timeless Place in Any Season 

All modesty aside. Brown is a campus filled with beauty, 
grace, and elegance, and crackling with life. John 
Foraste's camera neither lies nor blinks through sixteen 
pages of color photographs that will evoke vivid memories 
of the Hill. 



40 Are They Getting the Message? 

Professors lecture, and students, ostensibly, learn. How 
can a teacher ever be certain of reaching students? John 
Rowe Workman, William Duncan MacMillan Professor of 
Classics, gives his perspective from behind the lectern — 
and explains why he thinks students were listening. 

43 Something Old, Something New 

Several buildings on campus have undergone plastic 
surgery over the past five years, and others have been 
built. Illustrator Valerie Marsella has sketched the most 
visible effects the Campaign has had at Brown. 

46 Talk on Paper 

Michael Harper, the Israel J. Kapstein Professor of English, 
is a poet. His years at Brown, the people he has known 
and loved, his writing, his heroes, are captured here in a 
series of poetic images. 

Departments 

2 Carrying the Mail 

6 Under the Elms 
13 Sports 
52 The Classes 
63 Deaths 



Ccwer photograph by John Forastc 




Assets frozen? 

Do you want to make a substantial 
gift to Brown, but find that your 
assets are frozen? Your life insur- 
ance policy, properly thawed, can 
be a very attractive gift in an 
amount you've always wished that 
you could contribute. 

You can assign to Brown an 
insurance policy that's no longer 
needed for your financial security, 
and as a bonus, receive a charitable 
deduction for the present value. 
Or, you can simply name Brown as 
the beneficiary of a policy that you 
retain. It's even possible to pur- 
chase a new policy with Brown as 
the beneficiary. The premiums 
you pay for this policy would be 
deductible as a yearly charitable 
contribution. 

Creative gifts of life insurance 
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CARRYING THE MAIL 



'Cavalier tone' 

Editor: The entry in Under the Elms 
(BAM. March) entitled "At Long Last, a 
Student Center" might more aptly have 
read, "At What Cost a Student Center?" 1 
was dismayed by the cavalier tone taken in 
the paragraphs which dealt with Production 
Workshop. There are certain points of in- 
formation that 1 would like to clarify. 

When the completed report on the pro- 
posed student center was first made public, 
a somewhat more positive response than a 
"hue and cry" was undertaken. The Ad Hoc 
Committee for Production Workshop was 
formed and it quickly sought to formulate 
an alternative to the plan contained in the 
report, a report which had already been 
presented to the Corporation. The plan pro- 
posed to exclude Production Workshop 
from the student center, thereby excluding 
one of the most vital and long-lived student 
groups. 

The committee proceeded to collect the 
signatures of over 3,000 undergraduates on 
a petition which called for Production 
Workshop to remain in Faunce House as an 
integral part of the proposed center. 

A feeling that some abstract entity called 
PW would suffer was not what motivated 
the committee or what prompted those sig- 
natures. Rather, it was a feeling that the 
continued existence of an activity that annu- 
ally involves some 300 students in produc- 
tions and 3,000 as audience members was 
being threatened. 

1 fervently hope that Production Work- 
shop will continue to prosper in its new lo- 
cation. Its demise would be a shameful loss. 
I doubt that there is another university in 
the United States that can boast an entirely 
student-run theatre that has been in contin- 
uous operation for over twenty-two years. 1 
recognize the importance of the potluck 
suppers which Ms. Cole envisions. How- 
ever, I can onlv mourn that a space whose 
height and breadth were so admirably 
suited to theatre productions will now be 
used to house such suppers. 

DANIANNE MIZZY '82 

NfTc Hnvcn, Ccuii. 

Women's swimming 

Editor; My heart started fluttering as I 
glanced at the cover (BAM, March) 
— women's swimming as a feature article! 
As a swimmer at Brown in the dark days 



before Dave Roach turned the team around 
1 read with awe about each woman's ac- 
complishments and feelings. I particularly 
appreciate the answers to "why do you 
spend so much time just swimming back 
and forth" and hope my old friends will 
now understand the joys of water. I'm 
bursting with pride that women's swimmir 
at Brown is truly a varsity sport and only 
wish that I had been there to savor the 
team's triumph over Princeton. Hearty 
well-earned Congrats to Coach Roach and 
his team. 

CARLA GREENBAUM '78, '81 M.D. 

Seattle , Wcifh. 

Editor: Your article on the Brown wo- 
men's swim team was excellent and readin 
it made me proud to be affiliated with ther 
However, 1 am compelled to ask you to co 
rect your error regarding my occupation. I 
do not work at a "local mental rehabilitatic 
center." I am currently Clinical Assistant 
Professor in Psychiatry with the Brown Un 
versify Medical School and hold joint ap- 
pointments at Rhode Island Hospital in tht 
Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine an 
Psychiatry. Please correct this error. 

FRANK R. SPARADEO, Ph.D. 

Prci>idence 

Common sense? 

Editor: On a recent visit to Brown, 1 Wi 
greeted bv hundreds of posters in various 
colors, announcing the birth of a conserva^ 
tive journal named Cotuinou Sense. I put 
"conservative" in quotes, because if the 
posters are any indication, the journal will 
be more fascist than conservative. The pos 
ers proudly trumpeted plans to "smash the 
liberal monopoly at Brown." What are thej 
planning to do — smash in the skulls of lib- 
erals with baseball bats? 

Even more disconcerting was the post- 
ers' boastful announcement that Coiunicii 
Sense is generously funded by a conservati' 
foundation. 1 find it quite frightening to 
think that right wing organizations are us- 
ing the huge amounts of money they have 
at their disposal to alter the political balanc 
at Brown. Normally, I'd be totally in sup- 
port of conservative students expressing 
their views, but not if the students are 
merely paid mouthpieces for the Moral Ma 
jority, the John Birch Society, or some othe 
bunch of right wing fanatics. 

Unfortunately, there's every reason to 



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elieve that Coniinoii Sense will be at least as 
xtremist as the Ddrlnioiith Reinctv, a 
conservative" campus newspaper that 
rides itself on ridiculing at least one minor- 
y group a week. The Dartmouth Review has 
unk so low as to publish the membership 
St of the Dartmouth Gay Alliance. Is this 
.'hat we want to happen at Brown? Cer- 
ainly not! 

The Brown administration should im- 
lediately make it clear to the editors of 
'onjiiwii Sense that it will not tolerate homo- 
hobia, racism, sexism, or other narrow- 
linded prejudices. It should also compel 
omnwn Sense to get all its funding from the 
ICS (Undergraduate Council of Students), 
ist like every other campus publication. I 
ope that students and especially my fellow 
lumni will put pressure on the administra- 
on to ensure that Connnon Sense shows 
ome common sense. 

PAUL MAZUR 71 

New Hyde Park. N.Y. 
'he inaugural issue of Common Sense 
uas fmbtishcil in April. — Editor 

Clarifications 

Editor: As an alumna and regular reader 
f the monthly, I am especially pleased to 
ave my research presented in the magazine 
MM, March). 

There are a couple of clarifications that 1 
/ould like to make. First, while there are 
Imost no female cardiologists, there are 
ame, including two whom 1 know to have 
rown connections. Dr. Barbara Roberts at 
liriam Hospital is a clinical assistant pre- 
ssor on the hospital-based faculty of the 



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Brown Medical Program; and Dr. .Manette 
Wenger of Emory Uni\'crsitv, with whom 
have had correspondence about women 
cardiacs, is the parent of a Brown class of 
1982 graduate. 

Secondly, in the last paragraph of the 
article there is an unfortunate inversion in 
the ratio of female to male heart attack mc 
talitv. The ratio is 3:1 males to females: thi 
the sentence should read "women have 
heart attacks at the rate of 1:3 to men. . . 

1 thank vou again for vour interest. 

LOIS A.'mONTEIRO '58 A.B., 70 Ph 

Author's query 

Editor: I'm currently writing T\k Worh 
\N\.'iman'i Guide to Pregnancy (to be publishi 
by a major trade house), and I hope the 
BAM will print this letter. I'd like to inter- 
view Brown/Pembroke alumnae and wive 
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problems, frustrations, victories, and advi 
(both practical and profound). Since the 
book is aimed at real women (as opposed 
the Super variety), I'd like to talk with pe 
pie whose jobs are lucrative or low-payin 
demanding or "cushy," and with women 
who returned to the office after two week 
or decided to spend a few years at home. 
Naturally, I'll use pseudonNms in the boi 
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pode Brown plates 

Editor: I am writmg in reference to some 
own University plates which were pro- 
iced sometime in the early '30s by Spode. 
ley were sold by Providence's Tilden 
urber and were produced, as I under- 
ind it, as a limited edition of around 100 
zen. 

The plates are twelve inches (dinner 
:e) and are etched in sepia on white. In 
= center there is the Stacy Tollman etching 
the Van VVickle Gates. . .on the top bor- 
r, the Brown University seal. 

When I graduated from Brown (1935) 
/ mother gave me one dozen of these 



plates. Several years later, Tilden Thurber 
notified her that they were discontinuing 
the sale of these plates, and she bought 
several dozen to use as wedding and gradu- 
ation presents for Brown friends and chil- 
dren of these friends. My brother, Norden 
Schloss '39, has a dozen and mother kept a 
dozen for herself. 

Recently, at age 90, mother (wife of Ber- 
rick Schloss '04) closed her apartment and 
moved into a retirement home. While she 
does have some of her possessions with 
her, her space is limited and it was neces- 
sary to divide the important pieces among 
her children and grandchildren. At the 
moment, 1 have her dozen of the Spode 
Brown plates and I might consider selling 
them to someone who would want them for 
their collector's value, price to be negoti- 
ated. I do have a minimum (set by a local 
antique dealer) and will be happy to discuss 
the sale with anvone who wishes to write to 
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UNDER THE ELMS 




Twist and 
Shout! 



"Left foot, green!" "Right hand, blue!" 
A collective groan arose from several 
hundred student contortionists in what 
was billed as "The World's Largest 
Twister Game." Sponsored by the 
Grass Roots main campus coordinators, 
the event was part of a Thursday after- 



noon Spring Weekend kickoff on April 
28. IVIilton-Bradley, Twister's manufac- 
turer, donated 100 plastic playing 
boards; taped together, they formed a 
technicolor rug on the Green in front of 
University Hall. 

The Twisting lasted from 3 p.m. 
until 5:30; the students' endurance, no 
doubt, was enhanced by a mass ice- 
cream chowdown ("the world's largest 
sundae," served in a trough travers- 
ing the Green). But because of a tech- 



nicality, the Twister game won't be in 
the Guinness Book of World Records. 
That's okay; "we just wanted to sponsc 
something really crazy," says Linda 
Segal '83 of the Grass Roots committee 

Maybe the best part was near the 
end, when the spinners called out, 
"Okay— HUG ANYBODY!" A great 
cheer went up; everyone dove and 
rolled into clinches. A rock band begai 
to set up in front of Sayles; Spring 
Weekend was under way. 





A Greek chorus of students, faailty, and staff shouted directions (below) to the Twister-players. 




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1\' THE NEWS: 



By 1989, a computer for 
everyone on campus? 



The computer age is not mereh- 
ilawiiing at Brown; it mav soon be iiigh 
noon. A proposal under consideration 
would spend S30 to S70 million in the 
next six vears to equip each tacultv 
member, student, administrator, and 
staff member on campus with a po\\'er- 
ful new tvpe of personal computer. 

A fiftv-one-page proposal describing 
the experiment is circulating among the 
faculty and Corporation, and it de- 
scribes the wav the L'nixersitv will 
"migrate" from its current system of 
time-sharing accounts on a large main- 
frame computer to a system of personal 
computers connected to each other 
through the Brown University Network 
(BRUXET). But "this isn't simply an 
effort to develop a 'wired campus,' " 
savs William Shipp, associate provost 
for computing. "We want to study the 
way scholars work — what they do and 
how they do it — and create a comput- 
ing environment which lets them de- 
vise new ways to enrich and increase 
their work." 

Experiments will lead to the devel- 
opment of the "scholar's worksta- 
tion" — and the term scholar includes 
faculty, students, and staff — a package 
of computing tools that lies at the heart 
of the proposed project. In the begin- 
ning, the workstations will provide sec- 
retarial functions, such as electronic 
mail, conferencing, calendars, word 
processing, filing, and other automated 
functions that are available now. Soon, 
as libraries and other databases become 
accessible to computers, the worksta- 
tion could be used more like a research 
assistant. Scholars could easily instruct 
the computer to gather data, plot 
charts and graphs, search journals, 
organize research notes, or prepare 
bibliographies. 

"This system is going to fundamen- 
tally change the way we work," Shipp 
says. "Right now computers are not all 
that useful — you have to adapt your 
workstyle to the way the computer has 
been programmed. There is also the 
need to conserve computing power. 
We've all had to make compromises 
with the system we have now." New 
developments in personal computer 



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software promise to relieve some of the 
alienating aspects of computer use 
— complicated, "user-hostile" methods 
of operation. In some new machines, a 
single set of simple procedures oper- 
ates all parts of the computer, from 
word processing to data management 
to sketching and graphics. An entire 
system can be learned in thirty min- 
utes. 

Workstations will develop different 
capabilities for different academic de- 
partments and will provide instruc- 
tional as well as research functions. 
"We will be building kits that you can 
tailor to your needs," Shipp savs. "We 
will be going to the people in the Eng- 
lish department, the classics depart- 
ment, to work with them and find out 
what kind of tools they need. The style 
of computing we're talking about will 
allow people to make adaptations. The 
editor of the BAM, for instance, will 
never want to make maximum use of a 
computer until he has a system that 
will allow him to see what an entire 
layout page looks like. Until there are 
data bases as useful to people as note- 
cards, that you can manipulate and 
rearrange, the computer won't be very 
useful. The millenium is not here, 
however. All these things won't hap- 
pen o\'ernight. What we have now is 
the opportunity to help people build 
the tools, help them adapt them to 
their needs." 

Different disciplines would be able 
to find special applications for their 
workstations. Advanced graphics can 
provide on-line source materials that 
do not use the Roman alphabet 
— musical notahon, Sanskrit, Greek, 
and Hebrew, for example. High-resolu- 
tion color graphics will enable musi- 
cians to call up entire orchestral scores; 
artists could deselop and refine a full- 
color electronic sketch pad or use the 
computer to study color and three-di- 
mensional design. 

The project is distinguished by its 
strongly experimental philosophy. 
Brown's purpose is not to act primariK' 
as a developer of these new software 
systems; rather it plans to act as a criti- 
cal consumer. It would use new prod- 




ucts, suggest new ones for manufac- 
turers to develop, and adapt available 
materials to the needs of various disci 
plines. The entire project would be 
managed by a proposed institute with 
a full-time staff. The institute would 
occupy a new building, which would 
also contain classrooms specifically de 
signed for computer-assisted instruc- 
tion. 

An experiment of this size and 
complexity will affect every facet and 
faction of the University, and will pre 
ent more problems and questions tha 
there are answers so far. Students wi 
be encouraged to purchase and use 
their own computers, and it is likely 
that Brown graduates will have lifetin 
access to the University's information 
resources. Will loans or payment tern 
be available? And will scholars who 
can't afford or don't wish to use a 
computer have a diminished educa- 
tional experience? How will traditiom 
college social interactions — conver- 
sations in the classroom and library — 
change once members of the commu- 
nity spend much of their time at their 
individual workstations? 

"If we do nothing, it will happen 
anyway," Shipp savs. "Students are 
already bringing their personal com- 
puters to campus; the\''re already iso 
lating themselves in their rooms. The 
University hasn't been trying to incor 
porate this into its system, \'et it's 
clearly the trend. By starting to ask 
these questions, though, what we're 
saying is, 'We realize it's happening, 
and we want to take a leadership pes 
tion.' We want to stud\- ho\\ the tool 
and their capabilities help with the 
mission of the University." 

Workstations developed at Brown 



oiild have broad applications in biisi- 
es--^ and industry. "The trends are 
ear that support from industry will go 
1 loint projects between universities 
nd industry," Shipp says, and he ex- 
ects that by June "we'll have signif- 
ant [industry] support and will be 
ble to announce some exciting joint 
idiistry projects." 

Funding for the project is another 
nsitive subject on a campus that has 
ist successfully completed a campaign 
raise $158 million. But the University 
ould commit itself to raising the $50 
lillion for the computer project from 
purees other than current operating 
mds. Once the system is in place, 
inual operating expenses could be on 
le order of $7 million, a figure about 
hich Shipp says, "You're damned if 
3U say that, and damned if you don't, 
s just like the telephone a hundred 
ars ago. If you had been able to pre- 
ict what telephone bills were going to 

ike today, you might not have 
anted to install them (and your pre- 
iction probably would have been 
rong anyway). We started out with 
ne telephone per department at 
rown, and now there is one on every 
ssk. But if we don't have those tools, 
e won't be a first-class institution any 
nger, and we will be doing a disser- 
ce to faculty and students." 

The proposal points out that Brown 
not a novice in the field of comput- 
s. It already has the largest and most 
eavily used university computer net- 
ork in the world. It has experimented 
ith new forms of computer-assisted 
struction, and many of its offices are 
ready automated with electronic mail 
"id word processing. Demand for 
jmputer service and instruction is 
utstripping capacity. 

Reaction to the computer proposal 
as predictably intense, considering 
lat this experiment is one that will 
feet the fiber of education at Brown, 
("es, there's criticism," Shipp admits, 
nd yes, there's fear. But is there a 
nse that we shouldn't be doing it? 
o. Should we be doing it carefully? 
s. We're not going to hide from 
)mputers, no ostrich mentality here. 
s hard because no one knows 
lough about it. No one knows what 
going to happen with these ques- 
ins we have. But 1 think it would be 
ingerous if we didn't have the de- 
te. The New Curriculum is still being 
abated, still evolving. This is only the 
iginning of another debate." K.H. 



RESEARCH: 

High-tech partnership 
is a first for Brown 

"One. (Pause.) Two. (Pause.) Three. 
(Pause.)." 

Les Niles Sc.M. '83 is speaking into 
a microphone held in place by a head- 
set; simultaneously he is typing each 
word into a computer terminal. "Hello. 
(Pause.) Good morning." On a screen 
resembling a television set to his right, 
Niles's spoken words are being charted 
in living color: Each consonant and 
vowel, each nuance of tone, pitch, and 
timbre, is represented bv a series of 
staggered vertical lines. 

The technology Niles is demonstrat- 
ing, here in a corner of a laboratory in 
Brown's Barus & Holley Building, is 
not just a pretty toy, a grown-up's ver- 
sion of "Speak and Spell." It is a bulky 
working model of a more refined sys- 
tem that will be produced and mar- 
keted by a new Providence firm called 
Sphere Technology, Inc. — a firm whose 
affiliation with Brown marks the Uni- 
versity's first formal partnership with a 
profit-making company. 

California has Silicon Valley; Boston 
is girdled by the many high-technology 
firms clustered along Route 128. In 
both instances, the development of 
high-tech companies is a direct out- 
growth of university laboratories such 
as those at Stanford and MIT. Rhode 
Island has lagged behind, despite state 
officials' attempts to woo high-tech 
industry (which could help alleviate the 
state's high rate of unemployment). 
But Sphere's brand of cooperation be- 



tween industry and University may be 
the beginning of a grass-roots solution 
to Rhode Island's economic woes, as 
well as a potentially lucrative venture 
for Sphere's officers and for Brown. 
The latter possibility stems from an 
agreement between Sphere and Brown: 
In exchange for commercial rights to 
this particular technology developed in 
Brown's laboratory. Sphere is giving 
Brown an undisclosed number of 
shares in the privately-held firm. The 
University has estimated that those 
shares could someday be worth $1 mil- 
lion or more. 

Sphere will produce sophisticated 
computer systems that recognize words 
spoken by human voices. The master- 
minds behind the high-technology 
product — one in which businesses 
around the country have expressed in- 
terest — are Professor of Engineering 
Harvey Silverman '71 Ph.D., director of 
the Laboratory for Engineering Man/ 
Machine Systems (LEMS), and Jeffrey 
Weiss, a visiting research assistant. 
Both are former IBM researchers who 
decided several years ago to market the 
advanced speech-recognition system 
they were working on at Brown. 

"Others are doing speech-recogni- 
tion work," Silverman says. But to 
date, he says, other systems are neither 
efficient to use nor inexpensive. "This 
will be the first that's easy, cheap, and 
that will work well." Les Niles, who 
already is employed by Sphere's engi- 
neering department, agrees: "The rela- 
tively small size, the cost, and the 
user-friendliness of our system are 
important advantages," he says, "but 
the key point is that we will deliver 



Sphere's Jeffrey Weiss, William Kirk, and Harvey Silverman. 




good fvrformance. " 

In addition. Sphere is different from 
some of the larger firms working on 
speech recognition — among them Texas 
Instruments and Ewon — in that it will 
limit its marketing to a very specific 
target. "We are addressing IBM busi- 
ness computer users," explains Weiss. 
"These are businesses that inxolve lots 
of form-filling: insurance records, ac- 
counts payable, that sort of thing. It 
will assist employees, such as manag- 
ers, who may not know how to type, 
or who are resisting using a computer 
system." Not only will such people feel 
comfortable dictating data into their 
terminals, they also will save time — the 
data will not require transcription by a 
clerical employee. 

Working in Sphere's headquarters 
about a mile from Brown on Richmond 
Street, Weiss and his engineering staff 
are now assembling the first of the ac- 
tual devices that will be sold. The ma- 
chine will be "the size of a briefcase, or 
smaller," Silverman believes. Weiss is 
less specific about the product's 
finished appearance — "We're still build- 
ing it," he says — but emphasizes that it 
will be relatively unobtrusive. The de- 
vice will be integrated with the user's 
existing terminal. "It will allow the user 
both to use the keyboard and to speak 
directly to the machine," Weiss says. 

In about a year. Sphere will begin 
selling its product and expects actual 
delivery to take place within fifteen or 
sixteen months from now. With seven 
employees. Sphere is still small, but 
Weiss already is interviewing more 
technical people. "We'll have a nucleus 
of scientists and engineers," he says, 
"but within a few years our workforce 
could grow to several hundred, includ- 
ing manufacturing people, sales people, 
and office staff." (In a Providence ]ounml 
article in early April, Silverman was 
more exuberant: "We expect to be the 
biggest employer in Rhode Island," he 
exclaimed.) 

A company like Sphere was but a 
gleam in Silverman's and Weiss's eyes 
until William Kirk got involved. Kirk, 
an engineer who left his native Eng- 
land because of its scant opportunities 
for advancement, was most recently 
vice president for marketing of Gulton 
Industries in Rhode Island. He had 
given some thought to changing jobs, 
to going out on his own in business. 
He had no idea, however, that his 
friend Harvey Silverman might be a 
key to such a venture— no idea, even. 



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that SiUerman was an engineering 
whiz doing pioneering work with com- 
puters at Brown. 

"Harvey and 1 had known each 
other for two years," says Kirk in his 
quick, lightly-accented British/Ameri- 
can, "playing bridge with the New 
Neighbors Club in East Greenwich." 

"One night after a volleyball game," 
Silverman chimes in, "I mentioned to 
Bill that Jeff and 1 wanted to start a 
company. From that time on, we 
couldn't shake Bill. He really went out 
on the longest limb for this project." 

Kirk spent every spare moment 
planning the business aspects of 
Sphere: doing marketing research, pre- 
paring presentations for venture capi- 
talists. Last year Silverman asked 
Brown Trustee Frank Wezniak '54 to 
get involved; he provided advice on 
pulling together a total business plan. 

Last June 1, Kirk made his first 
presentations to "three or four" ven- 
ture capitalists in Boston. "They were 
prestigious firms, but on the conserva- 
tive side — we got a lot of 'call us lat- 
ers.' By August we had decided what 
we needed was a venture capitalist 
who had lots of money, an affinity for 
high-technology arrangements, and 
who was willing to take a risk on a 
start-up." Through a contact at North- 
eastern, Kirk came up with Morgan 
Holland, a company that fortuitously 
closed its own fund in September. 
"Morgan Holland did three months of 
research into us," Kirk says, "and into 
our connection with Brown. The week 
before Christmas, they said they would 
fund us." 

The venture-capital firm was con- 
cerned. Kirk said, about certain aspects 
of the project's administration. So an 
administration was put together: Kirk 
is president ("I've never been a CEO 
before," he exclaims happily), Weiss is 
director of engineering, and Wezniak is 
chairman of the board. Silverman, be- 
cause of his Brown faculty appoint- 
ment, cannot be a Sphere officer but is 
serving as a technical advisor. All are 
major stockholders. 

With $1.7 million in backing already 
promised to the firm. Sphere has made 
a solid start in the high-tech arena. 
And Brown has dipped its toe into 
waters other research universities have 
plunged into for several years. "There 
have been other collaborations with 
industry discussed at Brown," says 
Provost Maurice Glicksman, "mostly in 
the medical field. Most of the standard 



arrangements in existence are agree- 
ments with corporations for collabora- 
tions on research. There are companie 
that involve some of our faculty in tes 
ing products here at Brown. 

"But the Sphere arrangement is thd 
first of its kind," Glicksman says. "It's 
the first time one of our faculty helpecl 
to set up an outside company to makel 
a product using knowledge that was 
developed here. We have turned over 
our right to use that knowledge and, 
for a period of six months, all work 
related to that knowledge. It is possib: 
that Brown may share future knowl- 
edge with Sphere, for payment — 
Sphere would have first crack at it, bu 
there is no commitment on Brown's 
part." 

Glicksman concedes there might 
evolve conflicts of interest for faculty 
involved in industrial projects related 
to their research. "That is precisely 
why Harvey Silverman is not an offici 
of Sphere; he felt it would not be the 
right thing to do." Another potential 
danger in such arrangements would t 
an attempt on the part of a firm to 
push Brown faculty towards research 
that would serve the firm, not the Ur 
versify. But Glicksman, while admitti 
that "we don't want decisions to be 
influenced by outside companies," fei 
that "there also could be ideas for re- 
search projects suggested by industrii 
that we would ivant to follow up on." 

"I think Sphere and Brown have 
worked out a good relationship," Sil- 
verman says confidently. "It is a spiri 
ual, rather than a legal, relationship, 
think it can work. We can't be afraid 
try these sorts of things." A., 

ADMINISTRATION: 

New vice president 
for finance appointed 

Frederick M. Bohen, currently vice 
president for finance and treasurer at 
the University of Minnesota, has beer 
appointed senior \'ice president for 
finance and administration at Brown 
Bohen replaces Richard J. Ramsden '5 
who left the position in January to re- 
turn to private business. 

Bohen's new job responsibilities w 
include planning, organizing, and di 
recting the financial management, 
physical plant, and resident ser\-ices 
the University, as well as staff supper 
to the University's Investment Comm 
tee. He will also oversee personnel. 




ederkk M. Bohcn. 



?lecommunications, off-campus real 
state management, safety, the book- 
ore, graphic services, insurance, pur- 
lasing, and parking. 
Prior to his post at the University of 

li linnesota, where he administered an 
inual budget of $850 million, Bohen 
;rved as assistant secretary for man- 

u gement and budget in the Department 
f Health, Education, and Welfare 
nder President Carter. He was sup- 
orting Secretaries Califano and Harris 
1 developing the budget of the gov- 
rnment's largest agency. From 1975-77 
ohen was senior program associate 
ith the Carnegie Council on Policy 
tudies in Higher Education in Berke- 

:'ir 'y, where he was staff director for 
lajor Council studies on the organiza- 
on of the federal government for 
igher education responsibilities. 

Bohen ran for Congress in 1972 and 
974 as the Democratic nominee in 
ew jersey's 5th Congressional Dis- 
ict. He lost both races but garnered 
itrong electoral support and endorse- 
nent in the local press. A native of 
idgewood. New Jersey, he graduated 
mgun cum laudc from Harvard College 
'ith a degree in government, and re- 
vived his master's in public affairs 
om the Woodrow Wilson School at 
inceton. He has been a member of 
18 Advisory Council at Woodrow Wil- 
3n since 1970 and a member of the 
ouncil on Foreign Relations in New 
ork since 1973. 

Bohen was selected in a national 

arch from a field of nearly 400 appli- 

ints. "Fred Bohen's broad experience 

)th at Minnesota and in Washington 

jve given him outstanding credentials 



to tackle the tough job of handling the 
financial challenges that face Brown in 
the years ahead," said President 
Swearer. "We're delighted that he has 
chosen to bring his experience to the 
service of Brown; I am confident that 
we have found the right person for this 
most important position." K.H. 

SABBATICALS: 

Provost Glicksman 
takes a year off 

A Illation Imf been made and seconded 
at a faculty meetin^>^. Discussion ivgins: a 
professor asks a question. Almost immedi- 
ately a stoch/ man icitli curly black hair 
pops from his fronf-roii' seat in Cannichael 
Auditorium. "Mr. President, I'd like to 
address that, if 1 may. . ." And Provost 
Maurice Glicksman begins one of many 
elaborations he will provide on matters aris- 
ing that afternoon. 

"You know ivho could tell you more 
about that program?" a reporter is advised. 
"Call Maurie Glicksman." 

Every college or university has one: 
The omnipresent dean or other senior 
administrator who keeps his or her 
finger on the institution's pulse, the 
person to whom inquiries about aca- 
demic programs, historical background, 
and other topics are routinely referred. 
Such administrators pay a price for 
being perennially on top of the convo- 
luted workings of a complex institu- 
tion. It is difficult, if not impossible, for 
them to get away from campus for any 
significant amount of R&R. 

Provost Maurice Glicksman is one 
such administrator. But after fourteen 
years at Brown, he is finally going to 
get his R&R — in this case, "Research 
and (some) Relaxation" — in the form of 
a one-year sabbatical. He will spend 
most of it in a laboratory at MIT, ana- 
lyzing the results of experiments hav- 
ing to do with properties of condensed 
matter. 

An engineer and physicist, Glicks- 
man joined the Brown faculty in 1969 
as University Professor and professor 
of engineering. He was already a 
widely respected researcher, having 
worked for fifteen years for RCA Re- 
search Laboratories in Princeton and 
Tokyo. 

It wasn't long before his administra- 
tive talents were called into service at 
Brown, beginning with the chairman- 



ship of the Faculty Policy Group. In 
1974 Glicksman was named dean of the 
Graduate School. In 1975 he was ap- 
pointed acting dean of the faculty and 
academic affairs, retaining his Graduate 
School responsibilities, and in 1976 he 
was named to the former deanship 
permanently, making him the Universi- 
ty's chief academic officer. 

Glicksman has been provost since 
1978, when Merton Stoltz retired from 
the post. He has continued to teach 
occasional courses in his specialty — the 
properties of semiconductor alloys, 
materials used to make high-powered 
devices that give off light and energy. 
In addition, Glicksman acts in the pres- 
ident's stead whenever Howard 
Swearer is unavailable. 

"I've worked fourteen years here 
without taking a sabbatical," says 
Glicksman. "I think I need a break 
from the routines, a chance to engage 
my intellectual capacities in a different 
direction." Perched on a long, formal 
sofa in his University Hall office, 
Glicksman regards a visitor steadily 
through a gray haze of smoke from his 
favorite prop, a large cigar. 

Glicksman's cigars have seen him 
through fourteen years of extraordinary 
change and a measure of tumult at 
Brown. In 1975, as a member of the 
administration's negotiating team, he 
was credited by many observers with 
the successful resolution of grievances 
surrounding the Third World Coali- 
tion's occupation of University Hall. 
Around the same time, working on the 

Maurice Glicksman: Ready for R&R. 




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contro\ersial tacultx' stalling plan out- 
lined in President Donald Hornig's 
'White Paper," Glicksman was able to 
lower the number ot tacultv to be cut 
from se\entv-li\e to around t\\ent\ . 
(Doing so put constraints on tacult\ 
salary raises, how e\er, and Glicksman 
was quick to thank a "remarkabh' dedi- 
cated (acult\ ■ lor sticking bv Brown 
through troubled times.) 

More recentK-. Glicksman has 
shepherded the dexelopment of nu- 
merous programs, centers, and de- 
partments, taking particular pride in 
the strengthening of such areas as 
computer science, mathematics, and 
the cognitive sciences. 

From his tt'mporar\- apartment on 
the twent\-lifth floor of a building 
oserlooking the Charles River at MIT, 
Glicksman mav not be able to see all 
the wav to College Hill next vear. But 
his mind will stra\- there frequently, 
and he will be on campus one day a 
week. High on his list of concerns, he 
savs, are the proposed installation of a 
network of computer workstations; a 
new cvcle of academic program re\'iew 
and planning, to be directed bv Associ- 
ate Provost James Patterson; and an 
emphasis on foreign studies and inter- 
national exchange programs. 

"There are some skeptics among my 
colleagues," Glicksman savs with a grin 
and a puff of cigar smoke, "who insist 
that I'm not going to get a break, that 
I'll be too close to Brown, too involved. 
But I made the choice to do mv re- 
search at MIT because I felt I wanted to 
maintain a continuity here. I believe 
that cutting myself off completeh' from 
Brown at this stage would not be in the 
best interests of the University. And, I 
plan to return to Brown refreshed and 
ready to get back to work." 

In Glicksman's absence, no acting 
provost will be named. His responsibil- 
ities will be distributed, instead, among 
the associate provosts, deans, and the 
president. Glicksman will continue to 
chair the Academic Council and Com- 
mittee on Faculty Reappointment and 
Tenure. A.D. 

STUDENTS: 

Cleaning up the Green 
for financial aid 

At 7:30 in the morning, the calm 
that hangs over the Green is palpable. 
A dog barks, a cardinal whistles, an 
early employee walks slowly down the 



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sidewalk, cup of steaming coffee in 
hand. The campus is self-absorbed and 
collected. 

But wait! What sight from \'onder 
arches breaks? A student. No, two stu- 
dents, three! And they're carrying — 
trash bags? Soon the Green is covered 
with a score of students harvesting 
another crop of litter. This is Keep 
Brown Beautiful at work. 

Since early March, students, not 
Plant Operations, have accepted the 
responsibility for keeping the campus 
clean. The idea for a Keep Brown Beau- 
tiful program was conceived by Larry 
Siff '84, who was serving as vice presi- 
dent of the student government last 
year when he decided to do something 
about the enormous amounts of litter 
left over after the bacchanal of Spring 
Weekend. "I've always felt a sense of 
social responsibility," Siff explains. "I 
like to think about what I can do to 
improve Brown. Last year, a week and 
a half before Spring Weekend I started 
thinking about the garbage on the 
Green and how no one takes the re- 
sponsibility for cleaning it up except 
Plant Operations. So I got about eighty 
students and President Swearer to 
come out on Sunday morning of Spring 
Weekend and clean up. We collected 
almost 3,000 pounds of trash," he re- 
calls proudly. 

When he saw that there were stu- 
dents — and administrators — who cared 
enough about the campus to clean it 



up, Siff got in touch with Keep Ame 
ica Beautiful to find out how to get 
Keep Brown Beautiful certified. The 
first objective was to obtain support 
and endorsement from different leve 
of the communit\-. Siff returned fron 
his summer vacation early in order t^ 
canvass administrators and faculty. 1 
Corporation put its seal of approval . 
the program. Swearer xvrote a letter 
support, the faculty \-oted to approve 
it. After a fourteen-hour pre-certifi 
cation workshop sponsored by Keep 
America Beautiful, KBB had to cond 
two complicated sur\eys: a photome 
survey to measure improvement one 
the program was in gear, and a littei 
solid waste survey, which determine 
who's doing the littering. B\' March 
Siff had organized enough students 
begin cleaning up the campus on a 
daily basis. 

But Siff knew, as the old saying 1 
it, that "you gotta have a gimmick." 
kept thinking, 'How do we get stu- 
dents, faculty, staff, everyone, out 
there picking up the campus every 
day?' Then I thought that if we couk 
get money from Plant Operations — t 
money normally used for cleaning 
up — and give it to financial aid, it 
would create an incentive." Accordir 
to Siff, $4 per hour for each student 
who works is now donated to a spec 
endowment fund for financial aid, ai 
a matching gift has been obtained th 
brings the total value of each worker 



r- 







our to $8. The endowment fund ap- 
eals to everyone, as Siff says, "No 
ne is pro-litter and anti-financial aid. 
ais is also showing people outside 
rown that we care. We care about 
;autifving the campus and about en- 
iring diversity here." 
Every morning there are an average 
twenty students out picking up ciga- 

^ tte butts, beer and pop cans, and 
jper in the bushes, streets, and side- 
alks. Keep Brown Beautiful has also 

,,• )read to the surrounding community, 
id Siff has organized the merchants 
1 Thaver Street, many of whom serve 
1 the board of KBB. President 

i vearer has remarked that "it's an 
ipressive sight to walk across the 



Green at 8 in the morning and see stu- 
dents out cleaning it up. Of course it 
would be even more impressive if it 
weren't littered to begin with." 

Keep Brown Beautiful was certified 
by Keep America Beautiful on April 25, 
making Brown the first university in 
the country to achieve this status. But 
Siff isn't satisfied. "Keep Brown Beauti- 
ful is not a one-shot deal; it can't de- 
pend on one person to keep it going. 
We have to make people feel a sense of 
ownership about this place, thev have 
to feel part of it. People can't feel as 
though they're just visiting, that if we 
litter someone else will clean up after 
us. So many of the people who come 
out every morning to clean up say that 



they never litter. We are after the peo- 
ple who do litter. We want to stop lit- 
ter. Period." K.H. 



SPORTS 



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MEN'S LACROSSE: 

The numbers are 
getting better 

With a little more than two-thirds of 
the season gone, men's lacrosse was 
juggling numbers. The team had 
racked up its highest victory total since 
1980 (seven), and its longest win streak 
since 1971 (si.x straight). "We have 
beaten excellent teams and we have 
done it on the road and at home, and 
in all kinds of weather," Coach Dom 
Starsia remarked. "We deserve a good 
ranking." Before Brown fell to Ivy con- 
tender Penn on April 23, the Bruins 
were ranked tenth in the nation. 

Some other numbers: Goaltender 
Marcus Woodring '83 had a 7-2 record 
and a 7.72 goals-against average, im- 
pressive statistics in the often high 
scoring game of lacrosse. 

Freshman Tom Gagnon led the 
team with a remarkable 23 goals and 16 
assists. His attack-mate, Mick Mat- 
thews '85, had 12 goals and 17 assists, 
and another freshman, John Keogh, 
had 8 and 13, respectively. The statisti- 
cians pulled out their pocket calculators 
and determined that Brown had 
outshot its opponents 38 to 35 per 
game, and outscored them by an aver- 
age of almost three goals. 

Not bad for an attack that was con- 
sidered something of an unknown 
quantity before the season began. 

The Bruin defense had done its job 
with equal determination, especially in 
the 7-2 victory over the University of 
Massachusetts and the 8-4 defeat of 
Princeton. Led by Bill Aliber '83, who 
has a chance to become the first three- 
time All-Ivy Brown lacrosseman, it was 
considered one of the stronger defen- 
sive units in Division I — allowing six 
goals or fewer on six different occa- 
sions. Against Harvard and the Uni- 
versity of New Hampshire, Aliber al- 
lowed the leading scorers among the 
enemy a total of two assists. 



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MEN'S CREW: 

Knocking off the 
national champion 

Mens crew began the dual-meet 
season this \ear with a mix oi the ex- 
pected and the unexpected. 

No one was surprised when the 
crew won its first race on April ^) 
against Boston University and Coast 
Guard. The varsity boat was expected 
to do well — Brown had handily 
defeated these schools in 1982 tor two 
of its three w ins. So when the Bruins 
rowed to easy victory and a course re- 
cord on the Seekonk, onlookers 
cheered and went home satisfied that 
God was in his heaven and all was as 
it should be in the world of college 
crew. 

But ro\ving is not a predictable 
sport; Onlv in England do they wager 
on it. 

Before the season, Coach Steve 
Gladstone had expected Brown to be 
strong, though he had been somewhat 
guarded in his predictions. "The league 
is tight in terms of speed," he had 
said. "As many as nine crews have a 
reasonable shot at winning the East- 
erns and the IRAs this spring." 

What he didn't dare predict, and 
what fans along the Housatonic didn't 
bet on, was for the Brown crew to 
knock off last year's national champion 
on April 10 bv slightly more than two 
seconds. The fact that the national 
champion happened to be Yale, and 
that this was the first-ever dual meet 
between the two, made for added 
drama. 

Yale, which was coming off a con- 
vincing win over Dartmouth, took a 3/4 
length advantage in the first 100 me- 
ters. The Brown boat began to gain 
steadilv, and pulled even with about 
500 meters to go on the 2000-meter 
course. Led bv coxswain Chris Snell, 
the Bruins edged out to a 2/3 of a 
length lead and held it to the finish. 

This was Yale's first loss to an 
American college crew in two years, 
and the Providence journal trumpeted, 
"The. . .race proved that Brown be- 
longs in the front rank of Eastern col- 
lege crews." "It was a wonderful vic- 
torv for us," added Gladstone. "The 
guys were determined to work hard for 
those big wins this season." 

Unfortunately, the Bruins could not 
make their momentum last the month 
of April. Choppy conditions on the 
Charles contributed to a Harvard tri- 



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umph on April Id, and a determined 
Northeastern crew outsprinted Brown 
on the Seekonk a week later. With only 
a dual race with Dartmouth remaining 
before the Eastern Sprints in mid-May, 
Gladstone was forced to do some 
"re-evaluating" with an eye toward 
improving on last year's fifth-place 
finish. 

SCOREBOARD 

(April 3 tlinnigh Mny 7) 

Baseball (13-15-1) 

Brown 4, Morehead State 3 
Morehead State 2, Brown 
Liberty Baptist 3, Brown 2 
Navy 5, Brown 1 
Navy 6, Brown 5 
Princeton 12, Brown 10 
Brown 3, Princeton 3 
Brown 5, Massachusetts 3 
Massachusetts 4, Brown 3 
Penn 5, Brown 
Penn 8, Brown 5 
Brown 7, Columbia 2 
Brown 6, Columbia 2 
Brown 14, Cornell 7 
Brown 7, Cornell 3 
Brown 9, Army 4 
Brown 13, Army 
Holy Cross 5, Brown 
Providence 7, Brown 3 
Brown 4, Harvard 1 
Harvard 6, Brown 4 
Northeastern 8, Brown 3 
Northeastern 7, Brown 
Brown 13, Holy Cross 3 

Men's Crew (4-2) 

Brown 5;39.0, Boston University 5:46.3, 

Coast Guard 5:52.0 
Brown 5:56.8, Yale 5:59.1 
Harvard 6:10.5, Brown 6:15.7 
Northeastern 6:23.0, Brown 6:27.4 
Brown over Dartmouth, 3 lengths 

Women's Crew (4-4) 

Harvard 5:07.0, Brown 5:10.0, 

MIT 5:27.0, Northeastern 5:33.0 
Brown 5:14.5, Rutgers 5:17.3 
Smith 5:33.2, Brown 5:34.1 

Men's Golf (6-5) 

Brown 374, Bryant 377, Bentley 379 

Babson 400 
Brown 413, Yale 422, Columbia 427 
Providence 389, Rhode Island 394, 

Brown 401 
4th in Ivy Championships 
Providence 383, Brown 389, 

Holy Cross 396 
7th of 15 at New England Championships 
Harvard 385, Brown 386 
Dartmouth 375, Brown 388 

Men's Lacrosse (9-5) 

Brown 10, Harvard 5 
Brown 13, New Hampshire 10 
Brown 7, Massachusetts 2 
Brown 8, Princeton 4 



Penn 16, Brown 8 
Brown 11, Yale 2 
Dartmouth 5, Brown 4 
Brown 13, Cornell 7 

Women's Lacrosse (3-7) 

Dartmouth 8, Brown 6 
Yale 17, Brown 4 
Cornell 9, Brown 5 
Harvard 14, Brown 6 
Princeton 17, Brown 3 
Brown 17, Holy Cross 3 
Brown 15, Boston University 9 

Women's Softball (16-11) 

Brown 6, Furman 1 

Brown 5, Furman 3 

South Carolina-Spartanburg 4, 
Brown 3 

Brown 14, South Carolina- 
Spartanburg 10 

Stonehill 3, Brown 2 

Brown 2, Stonehill 1 

Providence 4, Brown 

Providence 1, Brown 

Brown 15, Barrington 8 

Brown 11, Barrington 1 

2nd in Ivy Championships 

Brown 5, Roger Williams 4 

Brown 6, Roger Williams 

Brown 8, Bridgewater State 7 

Bridgewater State 7, Brown 6 

Rhode Island College 8, Brown 2 

Brown 4, Rhode Island College 1 

Providence 6, Brown 1 

Men's Tennis (14-4) 

San Diego 7, Brown 2 

Brown 5, California-Santa Barbara 4 

Brown 6, Navy 3 

Princeton 5, Brown 1 

Brown 8, Boston Uni\'ersity 1 

Brown 6, Cornell 1 

Brown 7, Army 2 

Brown 8, Providence 1 

Brown 6, Dartmouth 3 

Harvard 7, Brown 2 

Brown 5, Columbia 4 

Brown 6, Rhode Island 

3rd of 10 in New England Championship: 

Women's Tennis (7-7) 
California-Santa Barbara 9, Brown 
California-Irvine 8, Brown 1 
Brown 7, Cal State-Los Angeles 2 
Brown 6, Cal State-Northridge 3 
Penn 9, Brown 
Princeton 7, Brown 2 
Yale 7, Brown 2 
Brown 9, Cornell 
Harvard 7, Brown 2 
Brown 5, Rhode Island 1 
Dartmouth 8, Brown 1 
Brown 7, Massachusetts 2 

Men's Track (2-3) 

Harvard 87, Dartmouth 64 1 2, 

Brown 51 12 
Rhode Island 83, Brown 72 
7th in Heptagonal Championships 

Women's Track (4-1) 

Harvard 72 1'2, Brown 35 1/2, 

Dartmouth 31 
4th in Heptagonal Championships 



It is always Old Brown and it is always 
New Brown. I am here to greet the New 
Brown of this era, to hail the dawning of 
a new day full of the brightest promise. 

CHARLES EVAN HUGHES 1881 
at Commencement 1937 

IN CELEBRATION 

Chief Justice Hughes's words are probably more applicable today 
than they were even in 1937. At that time, a new president, Henry 
M. Wriston, was about to launch Brown's evolution from a small, 
regional institution to a nationally recognized university. In 1983, 
Howard Swearer leads an internationally known university, 
which, as a result of the momentum set in motion by the estab- 
lishment of the new curriculum in 1969, is now among the nation's 
most popular institutions with the talented students it seeks. Fur- 
thermore, the University is completing an unbelievably successful 
capital campaign. The goal five years ago was $158 million. As of 
May 15, receipts and pledges totaled $170 million, an amount that 
even the most optimistic would not have thought possible. 

It seems appropriate to celebrate — and celebrate we do in this 
special issue. We're celebrating Brown University and we're celeb- 
rating the Campaign — and what the Campaign's success means for 
Brown's faculty and students. 

We asked President Swearer to describe what the Campaign 
means for Brown in the coming years. His article begins on the next 
page. Eight members of the faculty have received endowed chairs 
as a result of the Campaign. We asked three of those eight to write 
an essay about some aspect of this University. Following the presi- 
dent's article, you will find an essay by Henry Kucera, the Fred M. 
Seed Professor of Linguistics and the Cognitive Sciences, a chair 
made possible by a gift from the Fred M. Seed Foundation of Min- 
neapolis. James Seed '63 is the son of the late Fred Seed. On page 
40, there is an essay by John Rowe Workman, the William Duncan 
Macmillan '53 Professor of Classics. The chair is the gift of the man 
for whom it is named. And on page 46, you wall find an essay by 
Michael Harper, the I. J. Kapstein Professor of English. The chair, 
named for the popular retired professor of English and member of 
the class of '26, was made possible by a gift from Marvyn Carton 
'38. 

To celebrate visually, we asked John Foraste to provide us with 
a photo essay in color (it begins on page 24) and illustrator Valerie 
Marsella to sketch some of the buildings constructed or renovated 
with gifts to the Campaign. 

We hope you enjoy the issue — and join us in celebration. 

— The Editors 



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^m-'^ttmsiimmttimm 





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Future generations will judge the true 

meaning of the Campaign for Brown's 

contribution to the University's eminence 

not so much by what was just concluded, but by 



WHAT THE 
CAMPAIGN BEGAN 



By Howard R. Swearer 



The announcement in the autumn of 1978 
of the $158-million Campaign for Brown 
was an act of commitment — and no little 
faith. There was no wav then to "know" if such 
a sum could be raised. If recent experience with 
fund-raising had been a guide, the prospects 
were grim. However, those close to the Univer- 
sity knew that the Campaign simply had to suc- 
ceed, for failure would have serious conse- 
quences for the quality and character of Brown. 
This was not a discretionary effort but one cen- 
tral to the University's well-being. 

Nor could we delay in starting the Cam- 
paign in order to engage in more thorough 
preparations and planning. It is no exaggera- 
tion, I believe, to assert that if an effort of this 
magnitude had not been launched when it was 
and carried through successfully in a timely 
manner, the University would have been faced 
with painful decisions about its size, config- 
uration, and missions that could well have re- 
sulted in distinctly altered institutional direc- 
tions. Without it. Brown could not possibly 
have enjoyed the favorable position it does to- 
day. 

While the enhanced stream of gift revenue 
generated by the Campaign was critical, there 
were other important purposes and benefits as 
well. They need to be widely understood if 
Brown is to realize full measure from this stren- 
uous five-year effort in which so many were 
involved and to which so many contributed 
generously. It needs to be appreciated that this 
was not a one-shot affair which, now success- 
fully concluded, can be forgotten after an ap- 
propriate round of congratulatory celebrations. 
In fact, the Campaign has been the centerpiece 



of a series of activities to put in place the struc- 
tures, procedures, and disciplines required to 
build and maintain Brown's strengths. 

During the early and mid-1970s, the major 
preoccupation of the administration and the 
Corporation was to reduce costs in order to 
bring income and expenditures into balance. 
Although the University had lived beyond its 
means for over a decade, there was, in fact, lit- 
tle "fat" to be eliminated; budget reductions 
were, therefore, painful and oftentimes conten- 
tious. It was essential, nonetheless, to end the 
erosion of quasi (unrestricted) endowment and 
to demonstrate to the Brown community that 
the University could live by the discipline of a 
balanced operating budget. After more than a 
decade of deficits, the goal was finally achieved 
during the first year of the Campaign for Brown 
and has since been sustained. There is little 
doubt that this achievement had a highly posi- 
tive effect on the course of the Campaign — and 
it was important to accomplish before the Cam- 
paign moved into high gear. 

It is proper for the University to be lean and 
trim, but the budgetary restrictions of the 1970s 
were threatening to weaken its institutional 
muscle: A new infusion of revenue was essen- 
tial. After several years of paring down pro- 
grams and delaying plans for various institu- 
tional improvements, morale was beginning to 
sag. We recognized the core assumption that 
academic priorities must shape budget decisions 
and not the reverse. But, because the means 
were not available to support various faculty 
initiatives, there was little motivation to propose 
initiatives. Too much energy was spent on 
warding off reductions to think positi\'ely and 



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creativelv about the future. Desperately needed 
additions and improvements to facilities had 
already been postponed for too long. In short, 
the climate was not conducive to maximizing 
existing strengths, let alone planning to en- 
hance them in the future. 

Preparations for the Campaign provided the 
context and the motivation for longer-range 
planning. In cooperation with departments, 
academic needs were reviewed and projected 
forward. Space and facilities requirements were 
studied, and a comprehensive plan for improve- 
ments and additions was developed. Depart- 
ments were encouraged to raise their vision. It 
was understood that the primary direction of 
the Campaign had to be toward strengthening 
the fundamental foundations of the University 
and that "budget add-ons" would have to be 
judicious and selective; nonetheless, our plan- 
ning had changed from budget reductions to 
the possibility of some additional resources for 
especially pressing and attractive activities. 
Anyone one who has ever engaged in institu- 
tional planning knows that the latter context 
provides for a planning process that is more 
thoughtful, participatory, open — honest. 

As it should, this healthy ferment has con- 
tinued. Moreover, a number of faculty members 
and departments have been active participants 
in the quest to seek funding for their projects 
(and for the Campaign in general). Since they 
are the most persuasive advocates for Brown's 
teaching and research programs, the Campaign 
could not have succeeded without their direct 
involvement. And, I am happy to say, this will- 
ingness by many faculty members to search out 
support shows no sign of abating — a lasting 
benefit of the Campaign. 

Many tangible benefits have flowed from the 
Campaign — in teaching and research programs 
and improved facilities — ranging across the en- 
tire spectrum of the University. They are too 
numerous to describe here. However, the Cam- 
paign also has had a more generalized effect on 
attitudes and atmosphere. As the Campaign 
built momentum and confidence grew, we be- 
came more adventuresome and willing to take 
prudent risks. At a time when many other insti- 



tutions were adopting a defensive posture. 
Brown was aggressively pushing forward on 
many fronts ranging across computing and 
computer science, women's studies, a public 
policy program, gerontology, chemical engineer- 
ing, and many others. Previously existing pro- 
grams of outstanding quality, from population 
studies to geology, enhanced their winning 
ways. Old buildings were renovated and new 
facilities were constructed on a fast track to min- 
imize the inroads of inflation. 

The momentum — the sense of excitement as 
milestones were reached — unified, in a most 
positive way, this institution that prides itself 
on its diversity. The Students Campaign for 
Brown Committee, a grassroots group, assumed 
its own responsibility for spreading the Cam- 
paign word on campus. Their presence and ini- 
tiative were obvious. And when the bells in 
Carrie Tower sounded to announce reaching the 
$100 million mark, the emotion was palpable. 
Staff and volunteers, whose dedication to 
Brown and hard work during the Campaign 
cannot be overestimated — and can certainly 
never be sufficiently praised — were infused with 
a second wind. Analogous to the runner's high, 
each new success spurred greater effort. And 
with this spirit we were able to reach the Cam- 
paign goal six months early. 

Thus far, I have discussed the impact of 
the Campaign on the campus. Its effect 
on the University's relations with exter- 
nal constituencies has been no less profound. It 
was the powerful stimulus for us to get to know 
our alumni, parents, and friends; to communi- 
cate more intensely and earnestly than ever 
before; to encourage the organization of various 
alumni activities and events. What we discov- 
ered was a welling up of enthusiasm and good 
will for Brown and a ready willingness to be of 
help and to be involved. The reservoir of pride 
in, and loyalty to, the University was broader 
and deeper than we had dared to imagine. The 
bonds of the Brown community were tightened. 

When "Brown Has Arrived" banners went 
up in cities all over the country announcing the 
various Campaign kickoffs, we were making a 



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profound statement indeed. Brown had arrived, 
bringing faculty, administrators, and staff to 
spread the word that this campus was alive and 
well and in the front line of research and schol- 
arship. And Brown had arrived to take its place 
in that small circle of first-rank institutions 
looked to as flagbearers in education. 

The Brown degree has alwavs had high 
value. The quality and loyalty of our alumni 
and alumnae prove over and over again that the 
years spent on College Hill affected their lives 
in strong, positive ways. But even the most 
chauvinistic among us must recognize Brown's 
new visibility and increased prestige. 

These lessons must not be forgotten in the 
post-Campaign period. Brown's greatness rests 
in large measure on the loyalty and support of 
those who believe in the value of Brown's mis- 
sion — to themselves and to society. We, to- 
gether, have demonstrated to ourselves what 
can be achieved; and the strengthened ties that 
made it all happen must be constantly renewed. 

Brown has been moving quickly these last 
five years. It would be tempting to take a rest, to 
relax and read the press clippings. Such an in- 
dulgence we cannot afford. To lose the momen- 
tum gained over the last half decade would be a 
strategic error. 

We take very seriously the new responsibil- 
ity that comes with increased prominence. Pop- 
ularity is ephemeral. But Brown intends to con- 
tinue to merit the attention it has achieved. This 
University offers a superb education to some of 
the most motivated students in the country. 
Here, faced with many challenging alternatives, 
they learn to make wise decisions. How they 
make those choices, how they learn, may be as 
important as what they learn. 

Brown, too, as an institution, will have 
choices to make. We have seen major changes 
in the five years since the Campaign began, and 
we anticipate the emergence of many new di- 
rections in the years ahead. We must be ready 
enough, and flexible enough, to make and to 
support financially the choices the future will 
offer. 

The Campaign could not address many of 
the priority needs of the University (after the 



first round of planning in early 1978, the cost of 
the projects judged meritorious totaled some 
three times the final Campaign goal of $158 mil- 
lion). Moreover, the Campaign itself generated 
new opportunities for Brown. In short, much 
remains to be accomplished — as should always 
be the case for a vigorous, healthy institution. 

A prime purpose of the Campaign was not 
simply to meet the five-year target but to raise 
dramatically the level of gifts to the University 
year in and year out. In the five years prior to 
1978, the University received a total of $41 mil- 
lion in gifts from all sources for an average of 
$8.2 million annually. This level of gift income 
was well below Brown's capacity and was not 
commensurate with its stature and character. It 
also compared quite unfavorably with the re- 
cords of other private universities of Brown's 
size and nature. 

Our intention has been to exit from the 
Campaign with annual gift levels some three 
times higher than the pre-Campaign period and 
to sustain and increase them in the years ahead. 
Although the modes for encouraging support 
will change, the structures, attitudes, and inten- 
sity of effort developed over the last five years 
must not be permitted to erode. The Brown 
Fund must continue to grow and the endow- 
ment must continue to be strengthened on tra- 
jectories established during the course of the 
Campaign. A number of academic programs, 
computing, medical education, financial aid for 
undergraduate and graduate students, contin- 
ued improvement of facilities, and more require 
additional funding. 

The widespread sense of forward movement 
and the stature enjoyed by Brown have contrib- 
uted immeasurably to the success of the Cam- 
paign; and, as I have suggested, the reverse is 
also true. This symbiotic relationship must be 
continually nurtured. We can all take pride in 
the success of the Campaign. But future genera- 
tions will judge the true measure of its contribu- 
tion to Brown's eminence not so much by what 
was successfully concluded this year, but by 
what the Campaign commenced. It should be 
regarded as a foundation rather than a cap- 
stone. 



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SCALING 
DEPARTMENTAL WALLS 




Brown's non-proprietary academic 
spirit encourages new fields 
and interdisciplinary exploration 



By Henry Kucera 



Like other universities. Brown 
has academic departments, 
some thirty of them — not count- 
ing various centers and programs. 
They offer courses, design concentra- 
tion programs, recommend faculty 
appointments, and negotiate their 
budgets with the administrators. But 
unlike those in manv other institutions, 
the departmental boundaries at 
Brown — at least from my personal e.\- 
perience — are not high disciplinary 
walls difficult to scale. There is, and 
long has been, at the University more 
than a modicum of non-proprietary 
academic spirit that accommodates new 
interests and encourages interdiscipli- 
nary exploration. 

In a very real sense, my own career 
at Brown — which spans twenty-eight 
years, five presidents, and innumerable 
deans — is, for better or for worse, an 
example of this liberal academic Weltan- 
schauung. The editors of the Broum 
Alumiil Monthly permitted (or even 
encouraged) me to be personal in these 
brief recollections, and 1 shall take full 
advantage of their generosity. To start 
with; My academic title at Brown at 
present may well be the longest in the 
history of the University — or at least is 
a good candiciate for that record. I have 
recently been honored by being ap- 
pointed the Fred M. Seed Professor of 
Linguistics and the Cognitive Sciences; 
in addition to that, 1 hold the titles of 
professor of Slavic languages, of lin- 



guistics, and of cognitive science, and 
that of director of the Institute for 
Cognitive and Neural Research. 

All of this, of course, could easily 
be a mixed blessing. It is not too 
difficult for intellectually restless peo- 
ple — and I count myself among them — 
to become dilettantes, the proverbial 
jacks of all trades. Surely, one role of 
departments is to guard the quality of 
the faculty, to exercise the necessary 
peer judgment about colleagues' work, 
and to plan a rational and informed 
development of the field with whose 
instruction they are charged. President 
Barnaby Keeney, I recall, was always 
on guard against colorful interdiscipli- 
nary schemes when he presided, as the 
president did by the rules of the fac- 
ulty, over the Committee on the Cur- 
riculum, which defined the academic 
policy of the institution. There are thus 
clearly two sides to the picture: Exces- 
sive departmental constraints and 
boundaries can result in immobility 
and lack of development of new fields 
of inquiry and of teaching. Too little 
academic structure, on the other hand, 
can erode standards and lead to dilet- 
tantish indulgences. While there are no 
absolutely perfect universities, Brown 
has been rather successful in avoiding 
both pitfalls, creating an atmosphere 
on this campus of interdisciplinary col- 
laboration in those areas where some 
integration of knowledge can be fruit- 
fully expected and new vistas thus 



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An atmosphere allowing integration of knowledge 



opened up. 

Changes in academia are not really 
as slow as one might think. In my life- 
time, change has been remarkably 
rapid. The two academic fields in 
which I do most of my current work, 
linguistics and cognitive science, were 
not independent entities when I first 
started teaching. Scholars interested in 
language in a general sense, i.e., in the 
development of languages, their com- 
parison and structures, were then 
housed — and often welcomed, to be 
sure — in various verv specifically la- 
beled departments or divisions, be it 
English, Romance, German, or Slavic, 
most of them dominated bv men and 
women of primarily literary interests. 

Brown — one of the pioneers — intro- 
duced its undergraduate concentration 
in linguistics in the late 1950s and es- 
tablished a Department of Linguistics 
in 1960. Cognitive science, of course, is 
an even much younger discipline. 
Whatever interest there was twenty or 
thirty years ago in human cognition, in 
a systematic inquiry into how humans 
learn, process information, and reason, 
was within the community of those 
psychologists who were not in the 
mainstream of the behaviorist school. 
Brown now has two centers dedicated 
to inquirv' about the human brain and 
mind: the Center for Neural Sciences, 
which spans the interests of the medi- 
cal physiologists and the theorists of 
memory models; and a Center for 
Cognitive Science, which includes 
among its members faculty from psy- 
chology', linguistics, computer science, 
anthropology, and even engineering. 
The Institute for Cognitive and Neural 
Research has as its main task a coordi- 
nation of these activities. Our hope is 
that all of us interested in this exciting 
area of learning will find a common 
home — physically as well as academi- 
cally. The University has allocated to 
the neural and cognitive sciences and 
to linguistics the vacated ivlctcalf Re- 
search Laboratory', where, perhaps a 



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year from now, we will work, discuss, 
and dispute all together. 

My first assignment at Brown 
was as professor of Russian 
and German. Actually, the 
"German" part was tacked on as some- 
thing of an afterthought, rather charac- 
teristic of the entire process in those 
somewhat patriarchal days of the Wris- 
ton presidency. 1 was probably one of 
the last faculty members that Mr. Wris- 
ton hired — or had a direct hand in hir- 
ing. I had met the Brown president 
some years before, when Henry Wris- 
ton was on a visiting committee at 
Harvard's Russian Research Center and 
I was still a graduate student there. 
When an opportunity arose for some- 
one with my skills at Brown, I got the 
call to submit my credentials and come 
for an interview — a call that, clearly, 
had something to do with Mr. Wris- 
ton's excellent memory. It turned out, 
however, that the position in question 
was a one-year replacement for Edward 
J. Brown, at that time the only pro- 
fessor of Russian at the University. 
Since 1 already had an appointment at 
Harvard, a one-year replacement posi- 
tion was really not a very attractive 
proposition. When this complication 
came to President Wriston's attention, 
it was solved literally in two hours: The 
chairman of the Division of Modern 
Languages was authorized to offer me 
a three-year contract and to define the 
position in some way to make me use- 
ful after the first year. 1 was thus made 
an assistant professor of German as 
well. 

1 actually taught German for a year 
or two after Professor Brown returned 
from his sabbatical and enjoyed it 
greatly. But I never experienced Mr. 
Wriston's presidency while on campus 
since he retired the very summer that 
my wife and 1 moved to Providence. 

The years of Barnaby Keeney's 
rule — "rule" seems to me an appropri- 
ate term — were, of course, years of 



spectacular growth of the University, 
due partly to his efforts and partly to 
favorable national conditions, demo- 
graphic and economic. There was no 
longer any need to worry about too 
many professors of Russian as enroll- 
ments increased, and so I got tenure a 
the University in 1958. When the So- 
viet Union sent the first sputnik into 
space, we even had a temporary en- 
rollment crisis in Russian of almost 
overwhelming proportions. When Pro- 
fessor Brown and I returned for the fai 
semester of 1958, there were some 120 
students registered for the beginning 
Russian course, a goodly number for 
the intermediate ones, and countless 
multitudes for the course in Russian 
literature in translation. We had to 
comb the streets of Providence to find 
native or semi-native Russians who 
would be able to conduct the small 
conversation sections in the large cour 
ses. But by the next year, we had add, 
tional help and things calmed down, i 
student enthusiasm to know somethin 
about foreign lands settled to more tra 
ditional levels. Enrollments stabilized, 
the faculty grew, and a Department of 
Slavic Languages was spun off from 
the Division of Modern Languages in 
1960. 

By that time, the field of linguis- 
tics — the science of language, as its 
practitioners like to call it — took solid 
roots at Brown. Actually Brown had a 
long tradition in this area, although it 
had no department; some of the best- 
known figures of American linguistics 
taught here at one time or another. 
When I arrived, the field here was rep 
resented bv W. Freeman Twaddell, an 
international authority in the field of 
phonology (the sound structure) as 
well as a leading specialist in German 
language and literature. 

By 1957, Brown had an undergrad- 
uate honors concentration program in 
linguistics, one of the first in the coun- 
try. And three years later, the Depart- 
ment of Linguistics became an emand- 



pated administrative entity and started 
tiflering a master's degree and a Ph.D. 

Just about then, in 1959 to be ex- 
act, I was working on a research 
project in which 1 tried to com- 
pare several languages and measure 
their similarity in terms of their phono- 
logical structures. Although 1 had the 
theory pretty much worked out, I soon 
realized that the project would require 
a huge amount of processing of lan- 
guage data, more than enough for a 
lifetime. Not wanting to spend the rest 
of my life on such prosaic activity, I 
went to see William Prager, Brown's 
famous applied mathematician and, at 
that time, director of the new computer 
center. Prager presided over a room 
with a large IBM 650 machine, which 
had many vacuum tubes, required a 
powerful air-conditioner, and had to be 
fed via punched cards. Its memory, a 
drum, was about as powerful as that of 
3 small home computer that one may 
buy nowadays for children to play 
games on. But Prager did encourage 
me and was quite convinced that my 
data project could be done on that 
machine in a rather short time. When I 
popped the question of who could do 
the program for me, he minced no 
words: I must do it myself. Knowing 
about as much about computer pro- 
gramming as 1 did about the theory of 
relativity, 1 was taken aback. But Willie 
Prager immediately proposed a deal: If 
I would teach him how to read Russian 
scientific articles, he would teach me 
computer programming. 

It turned out to be a very advanta- 
geous exchange for me: I not only 
learned how to program the Brown 
computer but also how to run it (the 
computer room shut down at 5 o'clock, 
so I got a key to it). 1 solved my prob- 
lem, published a book, and got hooked 
on computers as research tools. I hesi- 
tate to say how much Russian Willie 
Prager learned from me — although he 
was a diligent student indeed. But he 
soon took an interest in my language 
projects which started to proliferate 
and eventually, when the new modern 
computer center was built in 1960, he 
even gave me an office there. I started 
teaching a course in what we called 
"computational linguistics," and the 
course eventually became cross-listed 
with the Division of Applied Mathe- 
[matics. 

One of my first "students" in this 
,ew field was W. Nelson Francis, who 



joined the Brown faculty as professor 
of linguistics and English in 1962. Soon 
after he arrived here, Francis, with 
Twaddell's encouragement, started 
work on collecting a number of pres- 
ent-day American-English texts that 
could be used as resources for comput- 
er-based research in the English lan- 
guage. The total collection, when it 
was completed, amounted to more 
than one million words. I was the 
computer "consultant" to this project 
for which Francis had a research grant. 
Even then, of course, computers were 
pretty puny machines. Brown had ac- 
quired one of the latest, an IBM 7070, a 
"second-generation" computer; but 
when the time came to sort the one 
million words in order to construct a 
vocabulary list and a frequency analysis 
of the vocabulary, it took us fourteen 
uninterrupted hours of computer time 
as sole users of the machine (and no 
time-sharing then) to do the job. But it 
got done, and Francis and I have since 
published two books for which this 
research served as a database. The 
one-million-word collection of texts in 
computer form has become known as 
the "Brown Corpus" and has been 
used by several hundred researchers all 
over the world. 

My interdisciplinary encounter 
of the next kind was with 
Leon Cooper, officially a pro- 
fessor of physics at Brown, and Ulf 
Grenander, a Swedish mathematician 
who had joined the Brown faculty on a 
permanent basis. Cooper's interest had 
gradually shifted from superconductiv- 
ity, which had won him the Nobel 
Prize, to an interest in neural models 
and, especially, mathematically-based 
models of memory organization. Gre- 
nander had an interest in grammar and 
its probabilistic properties. One warm 
Saturday afternoon, the three of us met 
and discussed the problem of how 
children learn their first language. 

This "first language acquisition" is a 
remarkable process indeed. All normal 
children accomplish it, relatively 
quickly and without much instruction, 
just by being exposed to a language 
environment. And yet they master 
what is a very complex structure, a sys- 
tem of communication with many lev- 
els and subtleties. The three of us dis- 
cussed, quite informally — in the true 
Brown spirit — what kind of formal 
learning models one could construct to 
explain at least the basic process in the 



acquisition of language, which would 
be consistent with known facts and 
reasonable assumptions about human 
memory, its associative powers, and its 
ability to generalize. It is, of course, 
precisely this need for realistic models 
that is served so well by interdis- 
ciplinary studies and discussions. 
There lurks a danger for the lonely re- 
searcher who ventures into new areas 
to construct hypotheses that may well 
seem plausible from the narrow per- 
spective of his field, but that may be 
quite incompatible with accepted as- 
sumptions in other fields dealing with 
the same phenomena from a different 
point of view. 

The pleasant labor of that Saturday 
afternoon bore fruit: We started model- 
ing what we called an "abduction al- 
gorithm" (nothing illegal here — our 
"abduction" was not from the verb "to 
abduct" but from "abduce"). Eventu- 
ally, two doctoral dissertations and 
several publications resulted from the 
development of the model. When the 
Center for Neural Studies — later re- 
named Center for Neural Sciences — be- 
came established at the University, 
Cooper became its co-director; both 
Grenander and I have served on its 
executive committee since the begin- 
ning. And when Richard Millward and 
his colleagues in psychology, linguis- 
tics, and computer science established 
the Center for Cognitive Science, the 
participation in this exciting new area 
of investigating the "ultimate fron- 
tier" — the structure and function of the 
human brain — found an enlarged and 
very active body of men and women 
from a number of very diverse depart- 
ments talking, discussing, and organiz- 
ing lectures and writing grant propo- 
sals together. 

God and the guardians of the Uni- 
versity's budget willing, we all should 
be moving into our renovated quarters 
in the old Metcalf Research Lab some- 
time within the next year. Although we 
meet now for discussions and semi- 
nars, the physical proximity of a com- 
mon building and the interaction that it 
will stimulate should provide still fur- 
ther insights and discoveries. 

Brown is indeed a University with- 
out high departmental walls, and it is 
this fact that has allowed the develop- 
ment of new fields and their energetic 
activity. When we move into Metcalf, 
there will be no walls — only partitions. 
May that be symbolic of the future and 
of Brown's continuing enlightenment. 



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Brown Is 
a Timeless 
Place in 
Any Season 



A photographic essay 
by John Foraste 




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The past, 

the present, 

and the future. . . 





The Sciences Library opened in 1971. 



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The men's crew rows back to the boathouse after a win on the Seekonk. 



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converge on the Hill 

in a uniquely fertile blend 




Speaal CoIIechon^ Librarian .Mark Brown at work in the John Hay. 



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Listciuiig to Professor of Applied MiUheiiuitics Walter Freiberger. 



Her gloves luait for a Panda. 




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The beauty of spring outside tht: Roik- 



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The intensity of the classroom. 



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As it has grown and evolved 
over the years. . . 



The basketball team Kpjsets Penn in Mnrzvl. 






Outside, unitter brings its mon beauty to ttie Hill. 



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from a small New England college 
to an international University. . . 




Pedatrics rounds at Rhode Island Hospital. 



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Assistant Professor of Coinpmrative Literature Karen Neivnian. 



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^rown has preserved its heritage 
and its intimate character. 




\\Wherc the studcnti arc — Faunce House mad boxcf. 



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Research is an integral part of a first-rank iinwersiti/. 



And leisure is a necessary part of a student's life. 



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I [The alumnus returning for the 
' ^fiftieth reunion and the. . . 




recent graduate both 
share in that heritage 



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— if perchniicc the people cntch sight 

of a man renozcned for goodness and 

worth, they become silent and stand 

by with attentive ears, as he with his speech sways 

their temper and soothes their hearts — 

Vergil 



You can't be sure what 
students are thinking while 
they are being lectured 

ARE THEY GETTIN' 
THE MESSAGE? 



By John Rowe Workmaj 



Shortly before a fatal illness 
ended Alex Robinson's enthusi- 
astic lectures on Greek history 
up in Alumnae Hall, he told me that 
he never lectured before undergradu- 
ates without thinking about what was 
going on in their minds. Their glazed 
eyes were fixed on the lectern; their 
faces indicated an expression of "show 
me"; their note-taking was as sporadic 
as it was industrious, depending upon 
the professor's emphasis; did thev re- 
ally comprehend the ingenuity of the 
Mycenaeans or the intricacies of Them- 
istocles's ruse at Salamis? After all, 
there were organ pipes on either side 
of the stage to be counted; there was a 
memorial tablet above the door on the 
left of the stage that indicated a curious 
family situation or incest or both; 
would the sagging valance made of 
green velvet come crashing down on 
the professor? In the course of time, 1 
began to share Alex's thoughts as I lec- 
tured from the same lectern. Do the 
students hear what is being said? Do 
they percei\e the lecturer's interpreta- 
tions? Does all this stimulate critical 
thinking? 



Again, faculty chairs were at a pre- 
mium in Sayles Hall when President 
Wriston gave the chapel address, and 
we went back again and again to hear 
that we must never fashion our lives to 
seek security or to learn that we must 
ask ourselves why the preparation for 
the problems of peace are never as 
thorough and as vigorous as thev are 
for war. The facultv was thoughtful 
during these addresses, but what about 
the students? Did thev take leave of 
their annoyance at compulsory chapel 
long enough to hear Wriston's admoni- 
tions? Did his dramatic rhetoric bestir 
their thoughts away from parietals? 
What about his plan to centralize fra- 
ternities in one quadrangle? 

Once he learned not to drop his 
voice at the end of sentences, Barnaby 
Keeney delighted many of us with his 
perpetual call for a spirit of "divine dis- 
content" about life, academic as well as 
political, and he did not need to cite an 
example from the thirteenth century to 
back up his point, which was simply 
stated. After all, Barney was one of our 
own. He thought like a professor. His 
illustrations, generally taken from his 



own life, revealed a deep understand- 
ing of humanity, the better as well as 
the worse, and we all waited for some 
"Keeneyism" to carry away from Sayle| 
or Alumnae. Stucients and professors 
alike listened and understood, and thtl 
atmosphere of research and scholarshil 
was considerably enhanced. Still, the 
question remained: Would the student! 
continue their "divine discontent" afte| 
they left Brown and moved into the 
business and professional world? 

In getting the message across we 
can never be sure how it will be re- 
ceived or the reaction it will evoke. In 
lectures students will find amusement I 
at the most unlikely places. A perfecthi 
articulate lecture, complete \vith proofs! 
and impressive evidence, will be met 
with stony silence. It is a rare occasion| 
when a spectacular idea will arouse 
students; more likely there will be a 
response when a lapboard inadvert- 
ently falls on the floor or the pages of 
the Hockey Neics are flipped o\'er 
somewhere in the back rows. If an 
opportunity for questions is gi\en at 
the end of a lecture, there will inyaria-| 
bl\' be one student \\ho will ask the 



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A 



\or\' things piintifii.\)teLl trom IIto pint- 
form during the preceding lort\-eiglit 
minutes. Another student will ask 
three or four questions not particularly 
relevant to an\thing in the lecture or 
the subject at hand, questions \oked 
with the word "and." 

Is it embarrassment that keeps 
these questions coming, rolling them 
up like Hannibal's \ictories as he 
mo\ed down through central Italv 
against the Romans? It is to the credit 
of Rhode Island's Senator Claiborne 
Pell that he contended brilliantly with 
one of these compound-question mer- 
chants about a vear ago in Alumnae 
Hall. Senator Pell had just finished a 
fine address on foreign policy before a 
packed audience of undergraduates. In 
the question period one of our campus 
politicos rose and posed a six-pronged 
question; that is, he asked six different 
questions in one sentence, none of 
them pertaining to the address and 
none of the questions related to each 
other. I suppose that persons in public 
life are tuned into this sort of thing. 
Professors are not. 

The question may be raised wheth- 
er lecturing is any longer a valid form 
of communication. Will discussion 
groups take over the transmission of 
knowledge (if indeed students have 
read enough of the text to participate 
in a discussion)? It is very easy to iso- 
late, in a discussion, which students 
have read the assignment and which 
have not, but then are we conducting 
an investigation or are we promoting 
analytical thought? 

Brown's new revised schedule of 
semesters will undoubtedly af- 
fect student comprehension, as 
it will many other areas of our educa- 
tional process. Members of the faculty 
will adjust easily, 1 believe. It seems 
possible, however, that students will 
encounter problems completing the 
work on time. Discussions will become 
more frantic as those Dies Irac between 
Thanksgiving and Christmas approach. 
Perhaps we will have to have more lec- 
tures and fewer discussion groups as 
the semester progresses and as fewer 
assignments are completed, and the 
semester hurtles towards a close. There 
will be more mystery about compre- 
hension as the platform rhetoric begins 
to flow and the minds of students 
move elsewhere; completion of a term 
paper long overdue in another course; 
plane reservations to be picked up for a 



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flight to the West Coast on December 
20 (as professors sort out and correct 
final examinations); storing safely, for 
the holidays, that most treasured de- 
vice of collegiate education today, the 
stereo hi-fi. 

With the excellent scores our stu- 
dents present at admission, with the 
high cost of tuition, with the grand lot- 
tery of employment after graduation, 
and with the unlimited talent of our 
faculty in purveying traditional as well 
as "new" knowledge, we can under- 
stand the desire undergraduates feel 
for small classes, individual tutorials, 
and Group Independent Study Pro- 
jects — all of which run counter to an 
elaborate program of lecture courses. 
Even with the many opportunities 
undergraduates have to hear promi- 
nent scholars and figures from public 
life brought to Brown to lecture, stu- 
dent attendance is in no way as high as 
it used to be when a Lorimer or a 
Highet or an Abbe Dimnet would fill 
Sayles or Alumnae Hall. 

Five years ago the call went out 
from President Swearer for a new capi- 
tal campaign. Our sentiments were 
mixed. After all, many of us recollect 
the hard work that went into the Bicen- 
tennial Development Fund, the appeals 
made to alumni and alumnae at their 
home base — they had paid off, but the 
funds came in slowly. Nevertheless 
people were listening and watching 
what was happening on College Hill. 
Now the new call was for $158 million; 
where could such money be found? We 
were all very aware of the ill-fated Pro- 
gram for the Seventies, the hoopla in 
the Corporation Room at its launching, 
and then its ghostly evaporation with 
nothing but a postmark to signify its 
demise. Apparently no one was listen- 
ing and that at a time when Princeton 
and Harvard were in the big bucks. 

Now, with Howard Swearer's 
call, apparently our graduates 
were once more listening. 
They were reflecting upon the past and 
they were aware of the future. The 
Campaign has been a great success, its 
goal achieved well in advance of the 
established time limit. Skepticism has 
yielded to confidence; enthusiastic co- 
operation appears in all quarters — and 
at a time of national financial problems. 
Most impressive has been the designa- 
tion of funds and gifts. Apparently our 
graduates did listen attentively in the 
past, for they have remembered our 



needs: professorships, scholarships, 
fellowships, departmental build- 
ings — and we are the richer for their 
beneficence, professors and students 
alike. There is something of the long 
view when such endowments are 
made. Professorial mortality is a pass- 
ing matter, but a professorship keeps 
that discipline alive and fresh for the 
future, "a possession for all time." 
Cramped buildings can hardly house a 
modern academic department when 
they have outlived their usefulness as 
an East Side residence, a former frater- 
nity, a boarding house before their 
conversion to departmental headquar- 
ters. The cost of living, no less than 
that of tuition and books, makes it 
imperative that we continue to aug- 
ment our scholarship funds to under- 
write the kind of students we want and 
are getting. Perpetuation of the tradi- 
tion of higher education dictates that 
we radically increase funds for fellow- 
ships if we are to attract graduate stu- 
dents to Providence and maintain any 
sort of competition with the other emi- 
nent universities in this countrv. 

The Wristons and the Keeneys 
stimulated the best out of the Bruno- 
nian past — a revival of curricular exper- 
imentation surpassing even the land- 
mark formulations of Francis Wayland, 
the inviolable nature of knowledge for 
the sake of knowledge, an enhanced 
view of conscience and academic free- 
dom, a devotion to bibliography and 
the proper housing of books, a healthy 
respect for learning, a belief that the 
creative arts, the painting and poetiz- 
ing, the translating and musical com- 
position and other "revelations of intui- 
tive genius" can be academic in nature, 
a recognition that there is a broad 
world out there far beyond the East 
Side of Providence. 

These messages seemed muted in 
the turbulence of time and everyday 
housekeeping on College Hill. Yet they 
made their impression on our students. 
Now these students are returning to 
their internationally-recognized alma 
mater, and their contributions show 
clearh' that they were listening, that 
the message was heard. Our recent 
good fortune indicates that you cannot 
be sure what people are thinking when 
they are being lectured. Perhaps they 
are storing it all away for future ex- 
penditure. 

John Rowe Workniau is William Duncan 
MncMillan '53 Professor of Classics. 



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Something Old, 
SOMETHING NEW 



Hearts and minds were touched by 
the philosophical implications of 
the Campaign for Brown, but the 
physical plant was affected as dramat- 
ically, and much more visibly. The mu- 
sical sound of construction has been 
heard all over College Hill the past five 
years, and it has been a symphonic 
cacophony that has brought smiles to 
the faces of crowded geologists and 
chemists, cramped classical arche- 
ologists, underpracticed athletes, and 
computer scientists yearning to breathe 
freely. 

For our readers who haven't paid 
the campus a visit recently, we sent il- 
lustrator Valerie Marsella out to sketch 
some of the more tangible results of 
the successful Campaign. 




The Center for Old World Art and Archeologi/ at 70 Waterman was 
refurbished for $450,000 and opened in October 1981. This building was one 
of nine departmental houses renovated as part of the Campaign. 




'he Olncif-Margolics Athletic Coitcr sports nn 
rtificmlly surfaced l.S-acrc rooftop iianwd for 
'lamer Cotnmunciations, Inc.; an advanced heat- 



ing s\/stem that recovers moist heal produced by 
the Smith Swimming Center: a pruetag of $7 



mtllion: and hundreds of satisfied athletes irho 
use it sei'cn days a iveek, setvnteen hours a day. 



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The Center for Health Care Studies is probably 
best knoum to two decades of Brown students as 
the wind tunnel beneath the Bio-Med Center, 



The $2.2-million addition is devoted to Brown's 
medical students, faculty, and three community- 
health-oriented programs headquartered at Broiim. 



~'*'*»i 
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Vie Ceo-Chem building, on the corner of George 
and Brook Streets, was completed four months 
ahead of schedule and opened last October. Ironi- 
cally, only a fraction of the building's 
$17-million cost has been raised. Tlte five-story 
building has ninety-six offices and 41,350 square 
feet of laboratory space. 




The addition lo the j.W. Wilson Biology Lab is 
due to be compiletcd this summer, to the tune of 
$1.6 million. 



^m^h 





^Hrei^lb 



The Gould Laboratory, a wing adjoining the 
three-story computer science department on 
Thayer Street, houses the Foxboro Auditorium, a 
room with sloping tiers of seats and computer 



workstations — the first learning environment of 
its kind in the world. The Gould Laboratory, 
which cost $1 million, was completed in October 
1982. 



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TALK ON PAPER: 

An Improvised Text 

on Surfaces and Depths 



By Michael Harper 

— luemories nre old identities — 
(Yeats) 

Even/ shut-eye aint asleep 
Event <;ood-lnie aint gone 
(Folk saying) 

First Impressions: 

Early January 1970, on a flight from 
San Francisco to Providence via New 
York, the proverbial red-eye special; 
there is snow, the temperature around 
zero degrees. Mv uncle, Ernest D. 
Stokien ('35), had been Phi Beta Kappa 
at Brown, had been a freshman when 
Jav Saunders Redding ('28) was a 
graduate student. Providence was hard 
to forget: 1 had done a paper on the 
Revolutionary War in grade school; 
Alexander Crummell, free-born and liv- 
ing in Brooklvn in the early nineteenth 
centurv, had pastored there — Du Bois 
had given Crummell an entire chapter 
in The Souls of Blnek Folk, so profound 
had been Crummell's commitment and 
moral struggle with the nation. Freder- 
ick Douglass and John Brown had 
passed through Providence on the Abo- 
litionist trail. I had read Redding's No 
Day of Triumph, an autobiographical 
travel document written with extraor- 
dinar)- historical resonance and per- 
sonal style, with particular attention to 
the Brown days of the '20s; Richard 
Wright had written an introduction 
where he made reference to the 
"Talented Tenth" and one man's search 
for "truth and understanding." 

I stayed in the Biitmore Hotel be- 
fore the renovation; I was full of the 
imagery of San Francisco, where I'd 
lived for almost a decade. The nation 
was undergoing a periodic reevaluation 
of its special brand of amnesia, another 
phase in questioning itself, true from 
its inception, the Slave Trade, Indians, 



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the peculiar institution, a scapegoat set 
of ideals written out on paper for a few 
while it improvised itself, while it 
wrestled with the contradictions of 
color and democracv, what we say and 
do. In a few months Time would have 
a special issue on the state of Black 
America, and Ralph Ellison would 
write the framing essay "What America 
Would Be Like Without Blacks." 

Ellison says in this important essay: 

Materially, psvchologicallv and cultur- 
ally, part of the nation's heritage is Negro 
American, and whatever it tiecomes will be 
shaped in part by the Negro's presence. 
Which is fortunate, for today it is the black 
American who puts pressure upon the na- 
tion to live up to its ideals. It is he who 
gives creatiye tension to our struggle for jus- 
tice and for the elimination of those factors, 
social and psychological, which make for 
slums and shabby suburban communities. 

It is he who insists that we purify the 
American language by demanding that there 
be a closer correlation between the meaning 
of words and reality, between ideal and 
conduct, our assertions and our actions. 
Without the black American, something ir- 
repressihlv hopeful and creative would go 
out of the American spirit, and the nation 
might well succumb to the moral snobbism 
that has ever threatened its existence from 
within. (Tiiiic. April 6, 1970) 

I met Mark Spilka, chairman of 
English, whom 1 knew by reputa- 
tion; it was Saturday, and 1 was to 
meet a contingent of black students, 
and read and comment on my poetry 
and teaching. 1 met Charles Philbrick 
('44), the poet, whose son (also a poet), 
Stephen ('71), was a student in 
Brown's Graduate Writing Program. 
Redding had staved with the Philbricks 
when he visited for one semester in the 
late 1940s as a guest professor teaching 
the Negro in American Literature. Now 
there was ant)ther push to integrate in 
high places, the Ivy League. 




I 



'I was sometimes an innocent in my own country' 



1 was al\va\s intrigued b\' the word 
hitcs^mtc. and with integration. Denota- 
tivelv it meant whole number: wiien 
applied to societv it reeked of duplicit\', 
a spectre over race relations and race 
rituals. The simple answer, a whole 
number never seemed acceptable as a 
solution: even Time callecl Ellison's 
novel The Iiwisible Mnii when the no\- 
el's title was, in actualit\', without the 
article. All across the countr\-, change 
and amnesia: amputation and gan- 
grene; Roger Williams a zealot and 
emancipator: the Narragansett hidians 
nameless, so man\' lix'ing on the 
fringes, all looking like me. 

In mv meeting with black students 
we compared national notes, San Fran- 
cisco State, Reed College, Oberlin; and 
we discussed books, including the one 
I'd had accepted for publication, Dear 
John, Dear Coltraiw. (Coltrane was 
newlv dead.) The book had been sub- 
mitted for a competition, and though it 
had not won, it had been rescued by 
Gwendolyn Brooks, one of three 
judges, who brought it to light. Her 
name had arisen, now and then, when 
I was at the Writers Workshop in Iowa; 
Paul Engle had chosen her poems as a 
contest winner in suburban Chicago. 
She was not supposed to win, and 
Engle had broken another invisible 
rule. 

When I read mv poems I marveled 
at the acoustics and the portraiture on 
the walls. I talked briefly of Ellison and 
Yeats, two writers who'd opened the 
doors of integration, a melding of form 
of content, the sacred and the profane, 
the transcendent beauty (and terror) of 
art and the political reality. During the 
reading, a man at the back called out 
that I was an impostor, stealing from 
musicians, "nothing but a mocking- 
bird," another version of Phyllis 
Wheatley, two centuries removed, a 
veiled reference to minstrelsy and ster- 
eotyped reduction. 

There was dinner at the Schevills, 
talk of San Francisco, which we shared, 
why it was time to get out: Dreams 
had, once again, turned on geography 



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and I was fated: Providence Planta- 
tions. 

First Courses: 

My first year in residence was 1971; 
I had had a year's leave in Illinois, 
written another book, been nominated 
for several awards, taken my family to 
Ireland to see the landscape of Yeats. 
My honors seminar in Yeats was 
taught with the intensity of the elect 
and the evangelical. We lived off 
Highway 44 in North Dighton, Massa- 
chusetts, on sixteen acres in a 200- 
year-old house; it looked like Uncle 
Tom's Cabin. There were cranberries. 
The neighbors kept their distance. We 
waited for the birth of our daughter 
while I taught classes and wrote, 
memorizing the family names on the 
street signs, and in the cemetery. I 
soon found out I was living on an In- 
dian burial mound, that the house had 
a "horning" room; upstairs and down I 
could hardly stand up. I thought of the 
processes of photography, the reverse 
technical force field of imagery, the 
unwritten history, the ancestral icons. 

I read on the Connecticut and Ohio 
poetry circuits to raise money for a 
down payment on a house; my daugh- 
ter was born on the one free day in a 
month of readings. She was born in 
Boston; the doctor was a relative of one 
of my students at Brown. I wrote and I 
lived much as an outsider, though I 
had discovered, fortuitously, a cousin 
and her husband, Barbara and Law- 
rence Sykes, whom I'd known from 
childhood. Artists are here to disturb 
the peace; teaching, for me, was a con- 
scious process of forming and reform- 
ing character, those selves that regen- 
erate in the process of writing, the faith 
one brings to the task of making; one 
learns to improvise against opportuni- 
ties. Love the process. 1 developed in 
direct proportion to people and places, 
the stories and vocabulary they em- 
body, and the irretrievable losses of the 
polity, and the soul. 



People I Knew: 

I read Archibald MacLeish as an 
undergraduate, mostly in anthologies 
rarely in the whole; when he came to 
campus in 1977 for the president's in- 
augural, we talked. Later he wrote the 
following: 

"IT" 

He keeps the door to the wind open so 

he knows when it hloivs. He knows 

it when it blows, He knows 

it. He knows. 

Archibald MacLeish 
for the Harper 

And vou are right abo 
Responsibilities; you ai 
right and Yeats for oni 
was wrong. Nightman 
are right. I'll write you 
— Archie — 

Providence — the eighteenth of April 
No Wind. Sun though. 

In Lt'(ftTs of Archibald MacLeish 190 
to 1982. edited by R.H. Winnick, 
MacLeish has the following to sa 
about democracy in a letter to Julian F 
Boyd: 

Dear old Julian: If I have been in vour min 
vou have dominated mine. I have just 
finished, after almost ten months without 
interruption, an hour's plav for radio (vers 
plav) on the paradox of the bicentennial of 
self-government in the slough of Nixon 
which ends with John Adams' last words. 
At every page I have asked myself, dear 
friend, if you would nod vour head or no. 
When 1 have a fair copy I'll send it on the 
chance vou would have a free half-hour to 
read it. I think vour American Philosophicc 
project admirable. The belief in man (for 
what else is the Declaration?) is the night- 
mare of knowledge. Another superstition b 
be outgrown? Or an old dream coming 
painfully true? Knowing what we now thin 
we know of the inevitable end of the 
earth — of the sun — how can man any lon| 
matter? And if not man, then how his lib- 
erty (is his liberty conceivable?) — how his 
happiness? In brief: Who dares to hope? 
And the answer, of course, is Man. Up the 
continuing revolution ("in some parts 
sooner, in others later")." I obev \our com- 



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mand ot siIoiilv ^nd dwdit vour wurd. And 1 
send von both nn' losxv 

Archie 

'"Tlnniinf jcffcnon s/i// lives." 

'All nmnvxiiiiiition of a phnise ccciinn^ in liiffi- 

scii'i- letter of 24 lime lS2b to Ro^it C. 

Wei^htiuiiii. 



MacLeish was a blessing for me at 
Howard Swearer's inauguration as 
Brown's president. His letters attest to 
consciousness and conscientiousness 
and the American tongue; he had a 
sense of the dramaturgy resonating just 
beneath the surface of the word. So 
much of what sustains a writer in the 
university is what comes in the private 
correspondences emanating from other 
writers in response to the work, which 
gets less of its impetus, the best writ- 
ing, from the ivorv tower, at least in 
tlii< country for this writer. 

I have had the honor of writing the 
citations for honorary degrees for my 
heroes and heroines: Gwendolyn 
Brooks, Robert Hayden, Sterling A. 
Brown, Ralph Waldo Ellison, Nathan 
A. Scott, Jr. Each has made a sig- 
nificant contribution to letters from 
which one can build. The subtly woven 
song-talk of Brooks is also an elevation 
of form; she created a melding of son- 
net and ballad musings. She talked 
about the people who were losers until 
they were retrieved and restored to the 
world of the page. Hayden was a 
master of adaptation; he turned the 
formal qualities of his education as a 
poet into a mosaic of mysterious in- 
sights, what he called "romantic real- 
ism." A student of Auden, and the folk. 
I remember him, in his blue pajamas, 
eating lox and bagels and reciting 
Mother Goose rhymes to my children. 
Sterling A. Brown came to campus in 
April 1973. I was lucky to have met 
him in New York at a ceremonial occa- 
sion of the Black Academy of Arts and 
Letters; we were all finely dressed, 
waiting for Alex Haley to finish his talk 
on Roofs so we could eat our shrimp 
cocktail at the Hilton Hotel. Ernest ]. 
Gaines was there as one recipient for 
his novel. The Autobiograpln/ of Miss ]nne 
Pitman; 1 was there for History is Your 
Own Heartbeat. Brown was there for a 
lifetime of service to literature. This 
was October 1972. Brown referred to 
himself as "the Invisible Mr. Brown." 

Several months later I went to 
Washington, D.C., for a conference on 
creative writing at the Library of Con- 
gress. Ellison was there, and Gaines 



read from his fiction. We went over to 
Sterling Brown's house, as we'd prom- 
ised in New York; we looked at the 
books, and we talked about Whitman, 
Sandburg, Frost, and about Richard 
Wright and Ellison. I invited Brown to 
campus for a lecture, "Images and Re- 
ality," and a poetry reading in the 
Crystal Room, the best room on cam- 
pus for a poetrv reading. I remember 
Gaines and me rushing for the plane 
from Washington to Proyidence, for 
Gaines had a reading at Brown that 
evening. We rode in first class on that 
leg of the trip, a gift from the airlines 
and a Southern white "literate" atten- 
dant, and we talked of Sterling Brown. 
Gaines read from his collection. Blood- 
line: he chose the story, "Just Like a 
Tree," which took its title from the old 
spiritual. The story was told in the 
multiple point of view, eight voices on 
the subject of an old woman in Louisi- 
ana at the center of a push for change 
in the South. The story was set in the 
'60s. Gaines, the oldest of twelve chil- 
dren, said he was saved by the library; 
he said, "1 owe the people who raised 
me, and I'll do my best." 

In 1979, Ralph and Fanny Ellison 
came to campus for an Ellison Festival; 
there were fine moments throughout 
the three-day festival — Ellison's ad- 
dress, his remarks when he received 
the watercolor of his mentor, Inman 
Page, the first black graduate (1877) of 
Brown. But what 1 remember best was 
Fanny Ellison coming up to me after a 
performance, again in the Crystal 
Room, of "Juneteenth," Ellison's ser- 
mon on the transformation from Slav- 
ery to Freedom. Juneteenth is a south- 
western idiomatic reference to June 19, 
1865, the last day on the continent in 
which slaves were freed. She said to 
me, "Michael, 1 never thought I'd ever 
see this." Two ministers, one a black 
white man, the other a black black 
man, talking to the congregation and 
each other, about the magnitude of 
human endurance that moment repre- 
sented, and more, that blacks did not 
have to apologize for being torn from 
Africa, that they had paid for their pas- 
sage as Americans in blood. George 
Bass had selected the actors, the minis- 
ters, Walter Stone and Marvin Camp- 
bell, who gave voice to Ellison's text. 
Nathan A. Scott, Jr., gave a lecture/ 
sermon on the subject of the artistry of 
Invisible Man. Dr. Scott's daughter, Les- 
lie ('76), was one of my advanced writ- 
ing students in poetry, and she, like 



her father, had the gift of rhetoric and 
elan. She also knew William Blake. 

The Gift of Students: 

There have been many, but the one 
who stands out is Gayl Jones ('73 
A.M., '73 D.A.), the novelist, whom 
William Meredith sent to me from 
Connecticut College via Lexington, 
Kentucky. She had little to say in our 
meetings in independent study, but I 
sent a box of manuscripts to Toni Mor- 
rison, the novelist and editor at Ran- 
dom House. The box weighed twenty- 
two pounds. Gayl could do anything 
with form — revise, expand, voice, give 
texture, provide a mythic design, give 
her characters a resonant speech akin 
to the spirituals. One day she gave me 
a poem, "Deep Song," dedicated to Bil- 
lie Holiday. 

"Deep Soii^" 

from Chant of Saints 

The blues eallmg my iwine. 

She is sillying a deep song. 

She is singing a deep song. 

I am human. 

He calls me cnizi/. 

He sai/s, "You must he 

crazy. " 

I say, "Yes, I'm crazy." 

He sits with his knees apart. 

His fill is broken. 

She IS singing a deep song. 

He smiles. 

She is singhig a deep song. 

"Yes, I'm crazy. 

I care about you. 

I care. 

I care about you. 

I care. 

He lifts his eyebrows. 

The blues is calling my name. 

I Icll him he'd better 

do something about his fly. 

He sai/s something softly. 

He says something so softly 

that I can't even hear him. 

He is a dark man. 

Sometimes he is a good dark man. 

Sometimes he is a bad dark man. 

I love him. 

Travel Notes: 

I was an innocent abroad, and 
sometimes in mv own country. My 
great-grandfather was an AME (African 
Methodist Episcopal) bishop, born in 
Ontario, in 1857; his father was a quar- 
termaster in the British Navy, born in 
British Guiana (now Guyana); his 
mother was an Ojibwa (Chippewa) 



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'Writers are forged in injustice' 



princess. They say I was marked to 
him, with a mole in the same place on 
the shoulder, and the same lust for 
wandering, and for seeming lost 
causes. He, more than anyone else, 
was responsible for my going to Africa, 
and particulady to South Africa, where 
he was a missionary bishop for eight 
vears, from 1908-1916. Here is a letter 
he wrote in his annual report of the 
Fourteenth Episcopal District of the 
AME Church. 

Bishop John Albert Johnson served as 
resident Bishop in South Africa tor eight 
vears. During his encumbency Evaton Col- 
lege was established, the Fannie Jackson 
Coppin Girl's Hall erected, and a large plot 
of ground secured with a view to erecting a 
home for aged ministers. 

Information of great interest and impor- 
tance with reference to the status of the 
South African natives is found in the follow- 
ing letter: 

"Annual Report cf the Fourteen Episeopal 
Dtstrkl of the African ^1ethodist Episcopal 
Church. To the President and Members of the 
Council of Bishops of the African Methodist 
Episcopal Church in Annual Session Assembled, 
Wilberforce, Ohio, liine. 1913. 
Greetings: 

I have the honor to submit the following 
for vour information and consideration: For 
the past eleven months the country has suf- 
fered a severe drought which has destroyed 
the harvest; killed cattle, sheep, and game 
in many districts. The poor facilities for 
transportation in some sections greatly em- 
barrassed the efforts to forward relief in the 
form of provision. The lack of water was an 
aggravating form of suffering. 

A number of our missionaries could not 
reach the seat of Conference which met in 
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, in the end 
of November, 1912. 

During the past year four of our most 
efficient elders have died, among them Rev. 
Henry C. Misikinva, a graduate of Wilber- 
force L'niversit)'. Two others withdrew un- 
der charges, and six were expelled— four 
natives and two colored — thereby decreas- 
ing our ministerial ranks by twelve, a seri- 
ous loss to our working force. 

This lay membership increased several 
hundred and the financial reports showed 
an increase over last year. 

The attitude of Parliament toward the 



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native and colored residents of the Union is 
retlected somewhat in the passing of a Bill 
prohibiting any European from selling or 
leasing any land to a colored or native per- 
son; or any colored or native person selling 
or leasing any land to a European; restrict- 
ing travel; and prohibihng a non-resident in 
a location from remaining over twenty-four 
hours. 

In several cases recently, municipalities 
have refused a church site to anv religious 
body which does not have a European at its 
head. Several of our large congregations 
have been scattered thereby, notably Preto- 
ria and Heidleburg in Transvaal. Pretoria 
paid over $300 in Dollar Money at the last 
Conference. 

The care of all the churches under such 
conditions involves much visitation, and the 
encouragement of much expenditure. 

I am earnestly endeavoring to serve our 
Lord and Church. 1 do not hesitate to con- 
fess my deep sense of need of your prayers 
for patience and perseverance, and above 
all, for the grace of God. 
I am, my dear brethren. 

Your fellow laborer, 

J. Albert Johnson 

South Africa, March, 1913." 

The Honoring of Kin: 

Writers, imaginative and critical, are 
forged in injustice. Some are great liars; 
they settle on rhetoric and hyperbole, 
on language as regional idiom and on 
national stylistics. The shared traditions 
of the American tongue will not go 
away. When I should have a split per- 
sonality, or act as a schizophrenic, I 
revel in the both/and character of being 
black and American simultaneously. I 
have had good teachers, many of them 
students, who asked the best ques- 
tions, some still unanswerable. 

My best critic, Robert Stepto, 
influenced his son, Rafael, to provide 
me my most heartfelt moniker: Michael 
"Tree." [Professor of English] Elmer Bli- 
stein ('42, '53 Ph.D.) gave me his copy 
of ne Negro Caravan, edited by Sterling 
A. Brown, and a copy of [Professor 
Emeritus of English] 1. J. Kapstein's 
('26) Something of a Hero; [Dean of the 
College] Harriet Sheridan gave me her 



first edition of Invisible Man. Charles 
Nichols ('48 Ph.D.) gives me books, 
and comes to my classes when 1 ask 
him — he savs I order him around, Ber- 
nard Bruce, associate dean of the 
Graduate School, quipped, "Harper, 
i/o(( are the burden of literacy." Brown 
for me is the opportunity for study am 
experience; one day in the Harris Col- 
lection is the best evidence of a great 
university. "Kappy" has his tree, his 
plaque, his scholarship fund for the 
best students, and my affection as one 
who will wear his name as both a duty 
and a responsibility. Imagine Gaines 
uttering the lines from the old spiritua 
"/ shall not, I shall not be moved." My 
uncle wasn't in anv hurry to return to 
Brown, but he got there, late in his life 
to campus; he used to room on Benev- 
olent Street. Saunders Redding would 
never tell vou, but his wife told me; 
They were both run out of Tennessee 
after a lynching while gathering data 
for No Dan of Triumph. The traditions I 
inherited by blood will be worked out 
in what I do. We are what we do and 
do not do. Sometimes the prohibitions 
are as important to the context as the 
commissions. 1 mean, b\ this, what th 
late Dean William Brown ('72 A.M.) 
told me soon after I got here: be a poet 
loho speaks for the losers. I'm satisfied to 
be a remembrancer, in the Keatsian 
sense. Charles Churchvvell did as muc. 
for the John Hay, and more for me: H< 
had my books bound in leather, and h 
bought them from the Brown Book- 
store. Know where the bodies are bur- 
ied; learn from the ghosts. 

a love supreme! 

An Afterword: 

James Wright came to Brown in thi 
spring of 1975. It w^as his first reading 
in over a vear, and he was scared; his 
wife, Annie, who had relatives in Bar- 
rington, cheered him on. Wright read 
about his family, his grandmother 
who'd written an illiterate letter of ex- 
cuse when he skipped school; his 



brother who'd tried to save an older 
boy who'd gotten caught in a "suck- 
hole," a whirlpool, in the Ohio River. 
He recited from the ancients, called 
himself a formalist poet who wanted to 
do a good job. He spoke of Little Crow 
and Warren Harding. This is what he 
had to say about Robert Hayden. 

Q. You spcnk with such respect for the 
"working class" that u'e wonder if there is a 
danger of sentimentalizing workers, a dan- 
ger some have felt apparent in contempo- 
rary American poetry. 

1 don't think that human sons of 
bitches are limited to this or that social 
class. I'm antipastoral. I've worked on 
farms and I would never work on an- 
other one. I've got up at four o'clock in 
the morning and shoveled the cow 
manure out of the barn and bailed 
away the horse urine. The hell with it. 
I worked for two nights in the factory 
my father had worked in, and I quit. I 
thought it was too much for me to 
handle. I couldn't live that kind of life. 
It was just as hard for my father. Be- 
fore that summer was over I got a job 
in another factory elsewhere in Ohio, 
the old Mount Vernon, Ohio, Bridge 
Companv. We chipped paint off gird- 
ers and painted them with red lead. Do 
you know Robert Hayden's poem 
about his father? 

"Tliosc Winter Stiminys" 

Si(ihiin/s (no luy jcilticr ^f' ><P earli/ 
and put his clotlws on in the bliicblack 

cold, 
tlien until cracked liandf thai ached 
from Inl'or in the weekday weather 

made 
banked fires blaze. No one ever 

thanked him. 

I'd wake and hear the cold splintering, 

breaking. 
When the rooms were warm, he'd call, 
and slowly I imiild rise and dress, 
fearing the chronic angers of that 

house. 

Speaking indifferently to him. 
who had driven out the cold 
and polished my good shoes as leell. 
What did I know, ivhat did I know 
of love's austere and lonely offices? 

The word "offices" is the great 
word here. Office, thev sav in French. It 
is a religious service after dark. Its for- 
mality, its combination of distance and 
immediacy, is appropriate. In my expe- 
rience uneducated people and people 



who are driven by brute circumstance 
to work terribly hard for a living, the 
living of their families, are very big on 
formality. 

This is what Wright has to say 
about Mark Twain: 

Q. Do you belici'e that there is such a thing 
as a good man and a bad man? 

Yes. I can read you a passage that 
defines the bad man about as well as 
anything I have ever seen. Over in 
Chapter 15 of The Adventures of Huckle- 
berry Finn, Jim and Huck get lost in the 
fog and are separated from each other. 
A steamboat goes between them. Huck 
goes off in the canoe and Jim remains 
on the raft. Then Huck returns and 
shows himself to Jim. Jim was so ex- 
hausted he had fallen asleep. When he 
wakes up, he is very glad to see Huck 
and says "I thought you were dead." 
Huck pretends that none of this has 
happened, that Jim has had a dream. 
Then he asks Jim to interpret the 
dream in which all these horrible 
things have happened and Jim gives an 
elaborate interpretation of it. Then 
Huck points out that there is some 
trash, dead leaves and dirt and rocks 
and so on, stuck on the raft. This 
proves that all those things really did 
happen. Huck was just trying to joke 
with Jim and make fun of him a little 
bit. Well, here's what Jim does. 

Jim looked at the trash, and then looked 
at me, and back at the trash again. He had 
got the dream fixed so strong in his head 
that he couldn't seem to shake it loose and 
get the facts back into its place again right 
away. But when he did get the thing 
straightened around he looked at me steady 
without ever smiling, and says: 

"What do dey stan' for? I's gwyne to tell 
you. When I got all wore out wid work, en 
wid de callin' for you, en went to sleep, my 
heart wuz mos' broke bekase you wuz los', 
en I didn' k'yer no' mo' what become er me 
en de raf. En when I wake up en fine you 
back ag'in, all safe en soun', de tears come, 
en I could' a'got down on my knees en kiss 
yo foot, I's so thankful. En all you wuz 
thinkin' 'bout wuz how vou could make a 
fool uv ole Jim wid a lie. Dat truck dah is 
trash: en trash is what people is dat puts dirt 
on de head er dev fren's en makes 'em 
ashamed." 

Then he got up slow and walked to the 
wigwam, and went in there without saying 
anything but that. But that was enough. It 
made me feel so mean I could almost kissed 
his foot to get him to take it back. 

It was fifteen minutes before I could 
work myself up to go and humble myself to 



a nigger; but I done it, and I warn't ever 
sorry for it afterward, neither. I didn't do 
him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn't 
done that one if I'd a' knowed it would 
make him feel that way. 

That is a good definition of a bad 



Hayden said to me, after he'd been 
at Brown for Commencement, where 
we'd read together, and he'd received 
his honorary degree: "This is a special 
place, Michael, don't you forget it. And 
don't let the people stop you from writ- 
ing your poems, like they did me." 

When I visited him in Ann Arbor, 
literally on his deathbed, he made me 
promise I'd write the poems he 
couldn't write, not just Matt Henson 
and Josephine Baker, and his grand- 
son, Michael, but to make the process 
of composition give up its light: the 
language needs it and we must work 
hard to get what it can give. 

Stories don't end on deathbeds. He 
thanked me once more for that stu- 
dent, who'd done an honors thesis on 
poetry, and gave him the gift of a print 
of a night-blooming cereus in honor of 
Hayden and the poem he'd written 
about the cactus that blooms at mid- 
night, only one bud, its fragrance like 
the eves of an enchantress. The stu- 
dents give back something, in an act of 
transillumination; the student's name 
was Susan Litwack '76. 

1 think I'm at the best university I 
know of; the language tells me so. I do 
have that heaviness, that burden of the 
weary traveler, and I'm proud. My 
uncle spent four decades healing the 
sick without any public notice; he lives 
in the lives of his patients, as William 
Carlos Williams lives. Elizabeth Bishop 
was here; she wrote many memorable 
poems, one for Billie Holiday. When 
we were judges together, just before 
she died, she said, "That was the best 
poet I ever heard, but what could I do 
with that music?" And my co-editor, 
Robert Stepto, gave a brilliant talk 
here, "Make One Music As Before." 
Confluences and continuities. 

"Who knows but that, on the lower 
frequencies, I speak for you?" 

Michael Harper is the I. j. Kapstein 
Professor of English. 



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lot out of life and trying to put some back. 1 
have a driver who takes me for a ride of 
two hours or more Monday through Friday. 
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^ ^ Forreit Puti^e. Orange City, Fla., 
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Behnira E. Tavares. Fall River, Mass., re- 
ceived four awards on Fall River's Luso- 
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one from O Icrnal. a Portuguese newspaper, 
in recognition of her work in the field of 
education; one from the mayor for her fifty 
vears of ser\'ice to the school department 
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'^A Earle C. Drake, Syracuse, N.Y., 
^TX writes: "With the admission this 
fall of Tom Drake to Brown's class of '86, we 
are five active Brown men." Besides Earle 
and Tom, there are £. Clinton Drake '52, 
Henry W. Drake '58, and Charles Drake '58. 
In March, the Providence Art Club an- 
nounced an exhibition that included sculp- 
tures in wood, metal, and enamels by Carle- 
ton Gaff. 

^ /I H. Ctishman A}ithony. president of 
^O the class, writes: "Our off-year 
reunion will be especially important as we 
will be rededicating our 1926 Memorial Park 
with its additional benches, plantings, and 
walkways. Set aside Friday, June 3, and join 
us. We'll gather at our class table under the 
tent of the all-college reception on the Wris- 
ton Quadrangle. The cash bar is open at 5 
o'clock, and while we are still under control, 
we will venture over to our little park where 
you can try out our new benches and wit- 
ness the presentation to the University of 
our payment in full." 

^ ^ Elizabeth Arnistrong Biicholz and 
^ / Theta Holmes Wolf. Hollywood, 
Fla., were unable to attend their 55th reun- 
ion, so they had one of their own when 
they met to attend the Brown banquet held 
at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach on 
March 17. "'27 seemed to be the oldest class 
represented, except for a gentleman from 
the class of '19." 

George P. Richardson, jr., Fairfax, Calif., 
reports that he will be enjoying a free cruise 
from Miami to Acapulco on the Royal Odys- 
sey. Fle'll be one of 150 hosts to 300 women, 
and "all guys and gals will be legally single. 
The gals pay!" he writes. "It's a big promo- 
tion for ex-Nayy officers and 'gentlemen 
only." 

OQ Drtt'/rf Aldrich, Providence, R.I., 
^mj exhibited watercolor landscapes at 
the Providence Art Club in March. 

Robert P. Montague. Southbridge, Mass., 
recently celebrated a dual anniversary. In 
Noverriber 1982, a dinner was held in honor 
of his having reached the age of 75 and 
passed the fifty-year mark as a member of 
the Massachusetts Bar. Bob is the senior 
partner in the law firm of Montague and 
Desautels in Southbridge. 

O PI Winthroj.^ Southworth. Chevy Chase, 
J\J Md., has ended his service on a 
United Nations committee reviewing the 



administrative statutes of the organization. 

He is now completely retired and is 
"savoring life in Chevy Chase." 

'J'l Bdl Schofield, Newton, Mass., has 
J JL been selected for biographical list- 
ing in the 1982-83 edition of Who's Who in 
the World. Bill is a retired Navy captain and 
a former Boston journalist and foreign cor- 
respondent. 

Jane Reid Tait. Kerrville, Texas, writes 
that she is now retired. Her husband, Rob- 
ert, died in 1981. 

'2 '5 Violet Bander Callahan is traveling 
k3k5 from her home in Hawaii for the 
reunion, stopping on the way to see her son 
in Aurora, Colorado, and spending the 
week before the reunion with Rae Baldwin 
Scattergood. 

Ruth Wade Ceqanec. secretary of the 
Pembroke class, writes: "We are looking 
forward to the biggest gathering of our class 
since June 1933. Class members are coming 
from all over the country to renew old 
friendships." 

friiiia's B. Coioell. Warwick, R.I., has re- 
tired from teaching in the Warwick public 
schools. 

Dr. John R. Ewan. Washington, D.C., 
sends word that he is still in active practice 
of medicine. "I began in D.C. in 1943," he 
writes. "Tempus Fugtt!" 

l Morton Ferrier. Jr.. Santa Fe, N.M., 
reports: "My daughter Isabelle Moya's 
horse, 'Star,' was just that — it won third 
place in the World Quarter Horse Champi- 
onship Show at Oklahoma City." 

Mildred Sullivan Gavagan. South Dart- 
mouth, Mass., keeps busy with her grand- 
children. Her daughter, Francine, married a 
son of ]osh Weeks '19, who was a member of 
the Brown football team that went to the 
first Rose Bowl game in 1916. 

lean Bauer Glanti, Albuquerque, N.M., 
has a new granddaughter, born to her son, 
Richard. Her daughter, Martha, has a son 
and a daughter. 

Edivard Kreisler, Madrid, Spain, received 
The Cross of Isabel The Catholic from King 
Juan Carlos of Spain in November 1981. 
This is considered Spain's highest honor. 
Edward founded and is president of Kreis- 
ler's Galenas, a collection of 'exclusively 
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to make the 30tli in June. 

Riilli Husacy Loiigcncckt'r was featured 
iwentiv in the Pwvidciiic Sunitnii journal 
Wii^azinc as one of several outstanding 
Rhode Islanders in the arts. She received an 
honorarv doctor of fine arts degree from 
Brown in September 1950 and is listed in 
tlie latest edition of the Rhode Island Herit- 
age Hall of Fame. 

Diii'/s Low, Hvattsville, Md., reports that 
he is looking forward to the 50th reunion 
this June. Davis spent the winter in Florida, 
the earlv spring in Maryland, and plans to 
be in Massachusetts in May. 

Barbmn Anthony Mcnunott. Glastonbury, 
Conn., does volunteer work in the RSVP 
program and clerical work for the Glaston- 
bury Chamber of Commerce and Hartford 
Church Homes, Inc.. 

R}illi Sluulcr, Warwick, R.I., is now re- 
tired and writes magazine articles for a peri- 
odical published by Warwick Community 
Action. Her mailing address, which had 
been lost, is Box 7060, Warwick 028b6. 

Lucia Stccre Stich and her husband, 
Frank, "would like to commend Brown for 
the splendid week of Continuing College in 
Santa Fe, N.M., last August." According to 
Lucia, it helped them adapt to their new 
home in Colorado. She expects to come East 
for the 50th reunion. 

O O Edward Galwiui. Rome, Italy, re- 
v^O cently returned from a three-week 
United Nations mission to Central America. 

Lillian Avfcev Harris, West Hartford, 
Conn., writes that she is retired and enjoy- 
ing "challenging and interesting courses, 
traveling, and socializing with family and 
friends." She has five grandchildren, and 
hopes that one of them will choose Brown. 

f. Arnold McDerniott. Denver, Colo., re- 
tired as personnel director of the city and 
county of Denver in 1977, having held that 
post since 1955. In 1980, he retired from a 
teaching assignment at the University of 
Colorado, and m 1983 he retired "yet 
again" — this time as adjunct professor at the 
University of Northern Colorado. He is now 
building a career in consulting. 

Robert L. Richard "regrets missing the 
45th reunion." In April, he left for six 
months in Europe by VW camper. "Unless 
captured by evil forces," he will plan to at- 
tend the 56th. 

Charles B. Round, Warwick, R.I., reports 
that he will be late for the reunion. He'll ar- 
rive home on June 5 from a trip to China 
and Japan. 

^Q For the women's class of 1939: 
J J There will be a get-together lunch- 
eon on June 4 at 12:30 p.m. at the Faculty 
Club patio, 1 Megee St. Call (401) 751-3382 
or 781-1309. 

Frederick H. Greene, Freeport, Maine, has 
retired as director of the New Enterprises 
Institute at the University of Southern 
Mame. A new business development 
agency, the institute was one of five na- 
tional award winners in 1982 for innovative 
programs in U.S. public universities. 

Gene Keou^h, Pennington, N.J., retired 
trom Western Electric in February. He will 
continue to live in Pennington. 

Inn McNamara, Dothan, Ala., writes: 
'Mv wife and I have relocated from the 



Republic of Panama to find life in the heart 
of Dixie pleasant and affordable in retire- 
ment. I'm planning to attend the 45th and 
50th reunions, after being out of touch for 
forty years." 

AC\ ^'"'"' ^- W''"-^'""'' Flushing, N.Y., 
^Vf recently was elected vice chairman 
of the board of trustees of Adelphi Univer- 
sity. He has served on the board since 1955. 

Roy Hunt is a vice president of Spencer 
Stuart and Associates, an executive search 
consulting firm in New York City. His son, 
Donald Hunt '73, has joined a competitor, 
Arthur Young and Company, four blocks 
south on Park Avenue. 

/I -| Dr. Allen R. Ferguson. Washington, 
^E JL D.C., is president of the Public 
Interest Economics Foundation. He writes 
that the foundation has recently established 
the National Institute of Economics and 
Law, "which is lobbying against various at- 
tempts to weaken antitrust laws in such 
areas as ocean shipping, medical practice, 
and exclusive territorial franchises. "Brown 
economics professor George Borts is a 
member of the foundation's Board of Eco- 
nomic Advisers. 

Dr. William E. Eraser. Dunedin, Fla., 
reports the birth of his grandson, Ian Mat- 
thew Eraser, on Oct. 22, 1982. 

Capt. Arthur A. Helgcrson. Lexington 
Park, Md., retired from the Navy Medical 
Corps in 1978, after thirty-two years of ser- 
vice. "Gardening and genealogy are my re- 
tirement activities," he writes. 

George Hurley, Jr., Silver Spring, Md., 
and his wife were recently in Seattle where 
they "house-sat" for their son and daughter- 
in-law and visited Steve Stone's Capt. Whid- 
bey's Inn. 

George McTainiuany, Foxboro, Mass., 
reports that he retired last year "after thir- 
ty-five years of service with the Foxboro 
Company." He had been in purchasing. 

/I ^ Dr. Irving j. Casey, Schenectady, 
^t^ N.Y., retired last May from Russell 
Sage College. He had been professor of so- 
ciology and chairman of the department of 
sociology and anthropology. 

A. Wither Stevens, Las Vegas, Nev., 
sends word to his classmates that he con- 
tinues as professor of humanities at the 
Uni\ersity of Nevada at Las Vegas. He is 
"leading a second life" as theatre and music 
critic for the Las Vegas Sun. and was married 
on Feb. 12 to Loucinda Wilder Davis. 

/t O Arlene Rome Ten Eyek. secretary for 
TlvJ the Pembroke class, writes: "Proof 
that life begins at forty is almost here. Your 
reunion committee met on Feb. 28 to 
finalize plans for this once-in-a-lifetime 
event. We have included in our 'menu' a 
musical cabaret at Leeds Theatre, dinner at 
the Graduate Center, musicale at the Grant 
Recital Hall, and a clambake at ye old Field- 
house. Your attendance will make this our 
best reunion ever." 

Stanley W. Allen, Fairhaven, Mass., re- 
ports that he has retired as a vice president 
of INA Reinsurance Company in Philadel- 
phia. He and his wife are building a new 
home at 18 Bent Tree Ln., Hilton Head 
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John G. Confrey, Ri\ersidt', Cotin., writes 
that he has retired as vice president and 
manai;er of the Midtown West office of 
Chubb and Son, Inc., in New York City. 

HSZ was "a ver\' exciting vear" for Bcr- 
nicc Parivy Solifh and her famil\'. "In JuK," 
she writes, "our oldest son, Alfred, and his 
wife. Peg, presented us with our first 
grandchild, Benjamin Seth. Alfred is in his 
last vear of training in ophthalmologv at the 
lules Stein Institute at UCL.-X. His wife is an 
astrophxsicist at the Jet Propulsion Labora- 
tories in Pasadena. On Oct. 2, our daughter, 
Sharvn, married Dr. Michael Siegel, who is 
in his tlnal vear of a residency in neurology 
at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Sam- 
uel '7^. our voungest, helped round out the 
jovous vear b\' announcing his engagement 
on Oct. 19 to Martha Smith '79. Sam is a 
student at Tufts Medical School in Boston, 
and Mufhe, who received her .M.P.H. and 
M.B.A. at Columbia, works as a medical 
management consultant at Amherst Associ- 
ates in .Amherst, Mass." 

/I /\ ^'' ^'''■""-'-'' C Gn7/ii, Boston, 
TI^ Mass., reports that he is still serv- 
ing as chief of thoracic surgery at Massachu- 
setts General Hospital. His daughter, Amy 
'86, is now at Brown. 

A C Haiflcy O. judd, Eastham, Mass., 
i J retired from The Travelers Insur- 
ance Companv in 1980 as second vice presi- 
dent. In Januarv, he moved to Eastham 
from Connecticut. 

Nancy Page, Savannah, Ga., had a book, 
BMni Orr, published in November. It's part 
of the Dell Laurel Leaf juvenile series. 

/\(L •^''ft' Clark Donahue. Barrington, 
TtU R.I., served as co-chairman of the 
1983 United Cerebral Palsy telethon. She is 
past president and an honorary member of 
the Junior Women's Club of Barrington. 

Robert W. ]ahn, Hobe Sound, Fla., 
writes: "I've been appointed national chair- 
man of the Fifty-Plus Committee for NAHB. 
I'm currently developing 'Eaglewood' — a 
fifty-plus community in Hobe Sound." 

Barbara Martin Leonard, Providence, re- 
ceived the 1983 Honor Award from the Na- 
tional Jewish Hospital/National Asthma 
Center. She is chairman of the board and 
treasurer of H and H Screw Products Manu- 
facturing Company in Ashton, R.I., and is a 
Brown trustee. 

Allen Rust, Orange Park, Fla., took a 
motorcycle trip last June from Florida to 
Massachusetts in order to visit his sister, 
Judy '48, and her husband, John Ellington 
'49. "I've also visited Bob O'Donoghue '46 
outside of Ocala, Fla,, where he and his 
wife operate a citrus grove." 

^O Class Reporter Christine Dunlap 
TlO Farnham writes: "There's still time 
to make your reservations for the fabulous 
35th commencement weekend. Send in your 
reservation form now, or telephone Nancy 
Cantor Eddy at (617) 872-9656 or Betty Montali 
Smith at (617) 222-2718 for further informa- 
tion. Contributions to the Class of 1948 
Scholarship Fund are still welcome. We still 
need more to reach the 525,000 goal for the 
fund. Checks can be made payable to 



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Brown University and enclosed with your 
reservation form, or sent directly to the 
Brown Fund, Box 1893, Brown University." 

Robert C. Barnes and George T. LaBonne 
'49 are both members of the executive com- 
mittee of the Manchester Community Col- 
lege Foundation, which has established the 
Manchester (N.H.) Regional Arts Center, 
Inc., to raise funds to build and operate a 
performing arts center for the region. Bob is 
president of the new corporation, Ted is its 
treasurer, and both are on its executive 
board. 

/| Q .Arthur Bobrick, New York City, has 
^t^ joined the New York sales 
staff of Life magazine. Previously, he had 
been publisher of Intellectual Digest and an 
advertising salesman for Psychology Today. 

Theodore A. Hirt, Warren, Ohio, reports 
that he has retired after thirty-three years 
with the Thomas Steel Strip Corporation. 
He has become a private consultant in the 
field of continuous strip electroplating. 

CO Lester R. Allen, jr.. Simsbury, 
\j\J Conn., has opened a firm called A 
and D Communicators, which will "rent 
public relations executive time by the day, 
week, or month to help businesses plan and 
conduct information projects." He also re- 
ports the birth of his first grandchild, Lester 
R. Allen IV, in Yarmouth, Mass.. 

Maurice A. Bissonnette , Providence, has 
been elected senior resident officer and as- 
sociate director of the Tucker, Anthony and 
R.L. Day securities firm. He had been serv- 
ing as vice president with the company. 

]anice Peterson Michael. Wynnewood, Pa., 
reports the birth of her granddaughter, 
Catherine Meehan Rogers, in December, 

Dr. William E. Parker, Laguna Hills, 
Calif., is president of Statek Corporation, a 
manufacturer of quartz crystals used for fre- 
quency control. The Parker family is now 
spread coast to coast with William E. Parker 
II '70 in Bristol, R.L, Robert N. Parker '76 at 
Rutgers in New Brunswick, N.J., and Nancy 
J. Parker, a marine, at Camp Pendleton, 
Calif. 

CI Nancy Welch Dalton sends word 
J X. that all three of her sons have 
graduated from the College of William and 
Marv, and that "all three were Kappa 
Sigma. Keith is working for Steve, who has 
a chain of appliance-parts stores in the 
Maryland-Delaware area. Brian has just 
been promoted to treasurer of Fiduciary 
Trust in Dallas." She is "especially proud" 
of her uncle, Paul Welch '38, who was 
elected to Brown's Hall of Fame in baseball, 

Harvey B. Smdle, New York, N.Y., con- 
tinues his entertainment, literary property, 
and copyright law practice at 400 Madison 
Ave. "My experiences as an undergraduate 
member of the Brown Band and WBRU 
have proved quite helpful," he says. 

Robert L. Warsh, Loudonville, N.Y., 
writes: "I have sold our group of Little Folks 
stores that were based in Albany, N.Y., to 
the U.S. Shoe Corporation. We have estab- 
lished new executive offices and a distribu- 
tion center in Albany, and 1 will stay with 
the corporation as president and CEO of the 
children's wear division." 



Alva O. Way, New Canaan, Conn., has 
been named president of The Travelers 
Corporation in Hartford, the nation's fourth 
largest diversified financial companv. Previ- 
ously, he had been president of American 
Express and chairman of American Express 
International Banking Corporation. Prior to 
joining American Express, he was chief 
financial officer of General Electric. He is a 
Brown trustee. 

C O Dora Biicco Lingen, Cincinnati, 
\J ^m Ohio, writes that her son, Alfred, 
is now a freshman at Brown. "We are so 
appreciative of the existence of Brown's 
Early Action Plan. Al's acceptance in De- 
cember made his senior year in high school 
much more enjoyable — both for him and foi 
us." 

Donald G. Manly, Waukesha, Wis., has 
been named president of Wisconsin Centri- 
fugal, Inc., which is an operating unit of 
ARCO Metals Companv, which, in turn, is 
a division of Atlantic Richfield. Don was 
also appointed vice president and general 
manager of ARCO Metals. At a news con- 
ference, he presented a new high-technol- 
ogy strategy for the company, which will 
concentrate on producing castings. 

Reese Thornton, Sebastopol, Calif., re- 
cently exhibited his work in sculpture and 
assemblage at the Newport Harbour Art 
Museum in Newport Beach, Calif. 

C '2 Edith Oelbaum Biener's daughter, 
ijfj Dr. Susan Biener Bergman '78, 
graduated from Boston University Medical 
School in 1982 and is doing her residency ii 
the VA Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Daughter Lisa graduated from Boston Uni- 
versity in '82 and daughter Shelley will 
graduate from Emerson College this spring. 
Edith earned an M.A. in counseling last 
year. 

Edward A. Johnson, New London, N.H., 
has twin daughters, Anne and Sarah, in the 
class of '86. 

David Kramer has opened a law office at 
250 Park Avenue in New ">'ork City. He will 
specialize in the practice of labor and em- 
ployment law. 

Angus L. MacLean, San Francisco, Calif., 
plans to play in the national father, son ten- 
nis tournament with his son, Angus III, in 
August at the Agawam Hunt Club in Provi- 
dence. 

Nancy Sehattenfield Goldman, Cleveland, 
Ohio, law placement director of Cleveland- 
Marshall College of Law, Ohio's largest law 
school, was named one of "1983's Most 
Interesting People in Cleveland" in the Jan- 
uarv issue of Cleveland Magazine. She report 
that she was recently elected midwest re- 
gional coordinator of the National Associa 
fion for Law Placement. Her son, Steve, 
graduated from the University of Rochester 
and is working toward a master's degree in 
computer science at Cleveland State Univer- 
sity. Daughter julie graduated from Brown 
last June. Beth, 15, is a junior in high 
school. 



C/l Gordon S. Bigclow has been elected 
JTI chairman of the Commission on 
Institutions of Higher Education of the New 
England Association of Schools and Col- 
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Capt, Herb Melendy, USN, Slidell, 
La., has retired from the Navv af- 
ter twenty-two years of active service and 
ntends to resume a career as a management 
nalvst in Norfolk, Va. He writes: "It was a 
pleasure to see (Associate Director of 
Alumni Relations] Cliff Kolb '55 during his 
October visit to New Orleans and to partici- 
pate in the establishment of the Brown Uni- 
versity Association of Louisiana." 



:rediting schools and colleges throughout 
New England. Gordon is dean for educa- 
tional services at the University of Southern 
Maine. 



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]ohn S. Liitz. Denver, Colo., has 
been promoted to general partner 
of Boettcher and Co., a Denver-based in- 
vestment house. He will be in charge of 
legal and compliance" and will be general 
counsel to the firm. 

John S. Robimou and his wife, Olgn Gcni- 
iki Rohiiisou '57, Newton Highlands, Mass., 
report that their son, CImfc, is a sophomore 
it Brown. 

Dr. lules A. Titclbaum, South Orange, 
M.J., writes: "Currently, 1 am director of 
pediatrics and infectious disease at Beth Is- 
rael Medical Center in Newark. I've been 
lappily married for sixteen years to Susan, 
J media specialist, and we have two chil- 
dren — Adam, 14, and Amy, 10." 

C''7 Barbara Cliarllon Adams, and her 
l/ / husband. Earl, of Meadville, Pa., 
were in Europe twice in 1982. "The first trip 
was a month spent in France and Italy. We 
were able to take our two sons along when 
we went back in the spring and traveled in 
England, France, Italy, and Austria. 1 regret- 
ted missing the 25th reunion in June." 

Francinc Flynu Alkins, Mount Pleasant, 
Mich., reports that she and her husband, 
lohn, own a condominium on the Cote 
d'Azur. "We would be interested in hearing 
from any Brown alumni who live or vaca- 
tion near us. Write to: Les Sirenes C, Ave. 
El Paradisio 06310, Beaulieu-Sur-Mer, 
France." 

A. Barry Merkiu, Chicago, 111., is chair- 
man and chief executive officer of Dresher, 
Inc., "the country's leading maker of brass 
beds." 

Helen Doiialdfoii Nienhueser, Anchorage, 
Alaska, is a land-use planner for the Alaska 
iDepartmenl of Natural Resources. Son John 
is a junior at Middlebury, and son David is 
training for the 1,049-mile dog sled race 
from Anchorage to Nome. 



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George F. Darling, New York City, 
is assistant vice president of the 
Rockefeller Center Management Corporation 
in New York City. 

]anet Nelson Hall. Shaker Heights, Ohio, 
ivrites that she has lived in Cleveland for 
:en years. She is director of a volunteer 
lepartment in a retirement community, and 
ler husband, Dan, is a patent attorney for 
firestone. All are "alive and well" including 
children Katie, 14, and Mike, 12, and two 
cats and a dog. 

Ted Poitras, Winter Haven, Fla., has re- 
reived a special medal in recognition of his 
wenty years as a member of the chorus of 
:he Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, 



Fla. The Florida Bach Festival is the second 
oldest continuing festival of its kind in the 
U.S. 

Dr. Emit Soiicor, Wenonah, N.J., is direc- 
tor of the family therapy clinic in the de- 
partment of counseling psychology at Tem- 
ple University in Philadelphia. He has 
recently opened a private practice in Pit- 
man, N.J. 

David Wilson and Susan ToUefson Wilson 
'61, East Greenwich, R.L, write: "We are 
proud to have our daughter, Nancy, in the 
Brown class of '86!" 

CO Col. Richard /. Belaud is director of 
\J Zf safety for the U.S. Air Force in 
Europe. He's stationed at Ramstein Air 
Force Base in Germany, where his boss is 
Brig. Gen. Bob Norman '57. 

Donna Lezotss Brock, Huntsville, Ala., is 
an engineer with the U.S. Army Missile 
Command and has been selected for the 
Army Materiel Acquisition and Readiness 
Executive Development Program. She 
writes: "I have two children, Mark and Mic- 
helle, who attend the Randolph School in 
Huntsville. Last year, I was president of the 
Mason-Dixon Toastmasters Club, which was 
named one of the top ten clubs of the 
world." 

The Denver Post writes that Leie Cady, 
Denver, Colo., was the organizer of a mas- 
sive "pub crawl" on Denver's Colfax Av- 
enue. "Cady is a beverage consumer of 
note," says the Post, "and a member of Bar 
Tourists of America — a nationwide organiza- 
tion of men and women with time on their 
hands." 

]olin H. Hickman, Geneseo, N.Y., has 
been elected to the board of directors of 
National Health Care, Inc., a nursing-home 
chain with facilities in New York, Connecti- 
cut, and Florida. 

W. Thomas Knighl, Haworth, N.J., has 
been named group vice president-general 
counsel and secretary of Avon Products, 
Inc. His responsibilities will include both 
United States and international legal affairs 
and public affairs. 

Aaron Seidnian. Brookline, Mass., is de- 
signing computer graphics data analysis 
programs for Digital Equipment Corpora- 
tion. "1 discovered 1 was a latent computer 
freak," he says. His wife is Ruth Kertzer 
Seidnian (see '60). 

lean Sheridan, Wickford, R.I., commutes 
to Providence College, where she is acquisi- 
tion librarian. "My four children. Sue, Mark, 
Julie, and Liz, are scattering. Sue graduated 
from St. Lawrence last May, Mark is at URl, 
Julie enters Emerson in the fall, and Liz is 
the only girl trumpet player in the North 
Kingstown High School band." 

(LC\ Rebekah Hill Eckstein's M.A. student 
Uv/ exhibition was held in April 
at the Courtney Gallery of Jersey City State 
College. She has two sons. 

Martha Hoyt Kmsella, Oxford, Mich., is 
producing programs for cable tele\'ision, 
"including a local news program, an aerobic 
exercise show, real estate hints, and whole- 
some foods interviews." She adds: "It's not 
quite like classmate Ted Turner, but in the 
same ballgame." Before her TV work, she 
had spent eight years with newspapers in 
New Haven, London, and the Detroit area. 



and five years as a public information coor- 
dinator with an Oakland County (Michigan) 
human service agency. 

Ruth Kertzer Seidman has been appointed 
director of the research library at the Air 
Force Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom Air 
Force Base, in Bedford, Mass. She is imme- 
diate past president of the Boston chapter of 
the Special Libraries Association. Her hus- 
band is Aaron Seidmaii (see '59). 

fL"! Elizabeth Diggs, New York City, is 
\J -L one of five winning playwrights in 
the Foundation of The Dramatists Guild/CBS 
New Plays Contest. Her winning play. 
Goodbye Freddy, is being presented this 
spring at the South Coast Repertory in Cos- 
ta Mesa, Calif. She writes: "I left academic 
life (teaching literature and writing) to write 
plays full time, and I'm delighted to be sur- 
viving at it. My first play. Close Ties, will be 
produced in England this summer at Alan 
Avckbourn's Stephen Joseph Theatre in the 
Round in Scarborough. I'm now at work on 
a new play, R.j.'s War. commissioned by 
South Coast Repertory. I've written a 
screenplay of my one-act play. Dumping 
Ground, which is scheduled for production 
soon." She writes that her daughter, lennifer 
Mackenzie, is a junior at Brown, and her 
niece, Alexandra Maytag, is a freshman. "Of 
course, they both love it." Alexandra is the 
daughter of Elizabeth's sister, Lucy Diggs 
'63. Elizabeth's new address is 219 Mulberry 
St., New York 10012. She also recently 
bought a 1795 farmhouse in Chatham, N.Y. 

Lewis L. Gould, Austin, Texas, chairman 
of the history department of the University 
of Texas, gave a new course last fall on 
"First Ladies in the 20th Century." His 
book. The Spanish American War and President 
McKinley, was recently published in paper- 
back by the University Press of Kansas. 

David Meister, New York City, has been 
appointed senior vice president of Home 
Box Office Enterprises in New York City. 
Among his duties will be the responsibility 
for all Cinemax programming and HBO fam- 
ily programming. 

lames C. Murray, Rosemead, Calif., re- 
ports that he is a senior financial manage- 
ment information systems analyst for Inter- 
state Electronics Corporation in Anaheim, 
Calif. "I design and implement manual and 
automated financial applications on main- 
frame computers." He and his wife, Judy, 
have two sons, David, 17, and Paul, 14. 

George M. Nebel, Suffern, N.Y., reports 
that he is a major in the Marine Reserves 
and a district manager for the New York 
Telephone Company. He and his wife, Joan, 
have two sons, Marty and Ricky. 

luliana Thacher Plummer. New York Citv, 
is director of youth employment programs 
for the New York City Mission Society— "the 
oldest social service agency in New York." 

Douglas R. Riggs was married on Oct. 16 
to Mary Mills of Newport, R.L, where they 
are living. The ushers included Anthony L. 
DiBiasio '77. Doug, a feature writer for the 
Providence Sunday ]ournal, is the son of Pro- 
fessor Emeritus Lorrin A. Riggs, who retired 
five years ago as the L. Herbert Ballou Pro- 
fessor of Psychology at Brown. 

Edward D. Rotnier, Cranston, R.L, re- 
ports that his daughter, Michelle, is a pre- 
law student at Rutgers. 



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W. Peter Tcagan . Acton, NUiss.. recentlv 
headed up an enorgv task torce in Pakistan 
for the U.S. AgencN' tor hiternational Devel- 
opment. Peter is a senior consultant with 
.Arthur D. Little, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass. 

(L^ Stephen Jofci'h. Boston, is now an 
\J^m associate professor ot philosophy 
at Franimgham State College in Framing- 
ham, Mass.. 

Thomaf H \\'il<i.'ii. Houston, will lead the 
198? campaign of the United Way of the 
Texas Gulf Coast. He is chairman of the 
board and chief executive officer of Capital 
Bank West Loop. 

/I '2 Richard M. Ffnisft'i/i, VVvnnewood, 
XJJ Pa., and his wife, Christine M. 
Wilson (Welleslev '72), report the birth of 
their first child, David Paul, on Aug. 15. 

Girii/c Iciiici- Duuvn. New \ork City, has 
been appointed fiscal assistant secretary at 
the Department of the Treasun'. She will 
oversee Treasury's management of the gov- 
ernment's financial operations, cash man- 
agement for the government, raismg money 
to finance go\ernment debt, directing the 
performance of the fiscal agency functions 
of the Federal Reserve Banks, and handling 
the investments of the multi-billion-dollar 
trust and other accounts of the U.S. gov- 
ernment. She had been a vice president of 
Bankers Trust Company in New York City. 

Nancy Frazicr Herman, Cooperstown, 
N.Y., writes: "My son, Peter B. Frechafer, is a 
member of the class of '86. Susie is a junior 
at St. Paul's School, and Lisa is 13 and at 
home at Cooperstown." 

C. Martin Lrwycr, Tampa, Fla., writes 
that he is "still serving on the front line in 
the war on poverty" as staff attorney for 
Bay Area Legal Services. "Last April," he 
reports, "I anchored the defense as 
'sweeper' for the lawyers' soccer team in its 
annual match against the doctors, which 
ended in a draw, and won mv age group in 
the lawyer-doctor five-kilometer race, plac- 
ing fifth overall." 

Dr. Mil! H. Mensher. Seattle, Wash., 
sends word that he is "very happy in the 
Pacific .Northwest" after spending twelve 
years at the University of Iowa. John is a 
partner at the Mason Clinic (section of 
ophthalmology). He's married and has two 
sons, Daniel, 7, and Ian, 3. 

Carol Burchard O'Hare. Cambridge, 
Mass., has recently become assistant general 
counsel for Boston University. Prior to this, 
she had been an associate with a Boston law 
firm and a teacher of visually-handicapped 
public school students for a group of Massa- 
chusetts communities. 

William C. Schiiell. Huntington, N.Y., 
has recently retired from his aerospace en- 
gineering career at Grumman Aerospace 
Corporation in order to devote more time to 
three corporations he owns; Family Aids, 
Inc., a home health care organization; Mech- 
tron Industries, a manufacturing concern; 
and Uniforms Unlimited, a retail outlet. 

Ion Zeder, Miami, Fla., reports the birth 
of his second son, Evan, on Nov. 19. 

£L/\ Yolanda Maione Bernardini, Rome, 
V/ JL Italy, and her husband have 
moved from Paris to Rome and plan to set- 
tle there indefinitely. Their children, Guilia, 



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13, and G.B., 10, attend the .American Over- 
seas School of Rome and are "enjoying the 
best of two worlds." 

Patrick Flciiry. Plattsburgh, NY., has 
been promoted to professor at the State 
University of New York College at Platts- 
burgh. He joined the mathematics depart- 
ment at the college in 1970, after two years 
as a lecturer at McGill University. 

Whihui Lee Cradison, Indianapolis, has 
been appointed executive director of the 
Indiana affiliate of the American Civil Liber- 
ties Union. "In addition, I have begun my 
fourth term as president of the Indiana Rep- 
ertory Theatre here in Indianapolis. " 

Janici R. jolmson and Lee Shepard, of 
Weston, Mass, were married on June 5 in 
Wellesley. Ushers were Robert Adams '63, 
Gerald lohuson '69, and H. Gary Ufi/itnLsf '67. 
After fifteen years with Westinghouse, Jim 
is now president of Merit Liquors in Med- 
ford, Mass. 

Peter T. LeClair, Wayne, Pa., has joined 
Philadelphia Life Insurance Company as 
senior vice president and chief actuary. He 
is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a 
member of the American Academy of Actu- 
aries, a Chartered Life Underwriter, and a 
fellow of the Life Management Institute. He, 
his wife. Donna, and their three daughters 
now live at 9 Academy Ln., Wayne 19087. 

Barbara Zwick Leunn, Chesterfield, Mo., 
writes; "I am now working as a social 
worker in industry, setting up employee 
motivation programs. My husband, David, 
owns a bookbinding business; our daughter, 
Cindy, is 13, and son. Brad, is 12." 

Conrad Ober, Eugene, Oreg., and his 
wife, Elaine, report the birth of their third 
child, Andrew Lyle Ober. Conrad is 
"program director for a sheltered workshop 
in Eugene." 

Charles B. Weinberg;, Vancouver, B.C., is 
professor and chairman of the Division of 
Marketing in the Faculty of Commerce and 
Business Administration, University of Brit- 
ish Columbia. His book, Marketin^^ for Public 
and Nonprofit Managers, will be published by 
John Wilev and Sons this spring. His wife is 
loanne Bliimenfeld Weinberg; (see '65). They 
have two daughters, Beth, 13, and Amy, 8. 

Francis D. Wright, Annapolis, Md., and 
his wife, Gayle, announce the arrival of 
their second child, Elizabeth Williams, last 
Aug. 18. Fran is now controller of the Ed- 
ward A. Myerberg Company, a Baltimore 
real estate developer and property manage- 
ment company. 

/T C Peter R. Ncu'sted, Calgary, Alberta, 
Uk-/ and his wife have recently re- 
turned from a year's sabbatical in England, 
where Pete was working at the University of 
Leeds in Yorkshire. He is an associate pro- 
fessor and academic director of computing 
for the Faculty of Management at the Uni- 
versity of Calgary in Calgarv, Alberta. 

Laivrence M. Silverman, Plymouth, Mass., 
continues as rabbi of Congregation Beth Ja- 
cob in Plymouth. On Nov. 7, he ran in the 
1982 Ocean State Marathon in Newport, R.l. 

Joanne Bliimenfeld Weinberg, Vancouver, 
B.C., was appointed assistant professor of 
anatomy. School of Medicine, University of 
British Columbia, last July. She received a 
British Columbia Health Care Research 
Foundation Scholarship and is pursuing re- 



search on fetal alcohol syndrome. Her hus- 
band is Charles B. Weinberg (see '64). They 
have two daughters, Beth, 13, and Amy, 8. 

(L£L Lawrence B. Dodge. Helmville, 
vl" Mont., writes; "I received 4 per- 
cent of the vote running as a Libertarian 
Party candidate for U.S. Senate — in a three- 
way race. This was sufficient to provide ou: 
party with ballot status in Montana, so we 
will not have to petition to place candidates 
on the ballot in the future." 

Dr. Ronald Knight. Tacoma, Wash., is 
beginning his fourth year in the practice of 
cardiothoracic surgery in Tacoma. He has 
been elected to fellowship in the American 
College of Surgeons, the American College 
of Cardiology, and the American College ol 
Chest Physicians. "Mv wife, Pat, and I hav 
three daughters. Amy, 12, Allison, 8, and 
Amanda, 4. We have all come to love the 
sailing on Puget Sound and its islands." 

Charlotte LeGates, Washington, D.C., 
reports that she has moved to a new posi- 
tion as director of communications for the 
Computer and Business Equipment Manu- 
facturers Association in Washington. 

/Z ^7 Neil Bromherg has received his 
\j / Ph.D. in math and is now a sys- 
tems analyst at General Electric Medical Sy 
tems in Milwaukee. He and his wife, Siisiv 
Kalm Bromberg (see '68), have two children, 
Ingrid, 13, and Kenneth, 11. 

Marvin A. Brookner, Berkeley, Calif., is 
heading up the Felony Defense Unit in the 
Vallejo Public Defender's Office. He and h 
wife, Sherry, have two daughters, Sasha, 6 
and Emma, 2. 

Charlotte Clark Corkran. Portland, Oreg. 
writes: "1 am doing some micropaleontolog 
and drafting work, as well as continuing tc 
be an environmental activist. My husband, 
David H. Corkran, a JCB Library Fellow in 
1963-64, still teaches at the Catlin Gabel 
School, and our son, Douglas, is now 14." 

Richard F. Mauro, Lakewood, Colo., 
sends word that he's become a partner in 
the law firm of Morrison and Foerster. He 
an avid runner, and will run his first mara- 
thon soon. 

Alan S. Michalowski. Nanuet, N.Y., has 
been appointed president of the High En- 
ergy Physics Division of LeCrov Research 
Systems Corporation in Spring Valley, N.Y 

David C. Santry. New York, N.Y., re- 
ports: "I am now working at the securities 
firm of Gilder, Gavnon and Co. at 1775 
Broadway." 



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/TO Ellen Anderson. Aspen, Colo,, has 
V/O been a full-time deputy sheriff fo 
two years while maintaining her graphic 
design business. "As a deputy, mv job is 
always unpredictable and interesting — 
whether it be responding to a crime, a plar 
crash, a car accident, a mountain rescue, a 
domestic dispute, or any other emergency, 
wouldn't trade my training and experience 
for anything!" 

loel P. Bennett, Washington, D.C., has 
recently been elected to the Council of the 
Economics of Law Practice section of the 
American Bar Association. He has had an 
article on employment discrimination pub- 
lished in the Howard Law loiirnal. 

Susan Kiihn Bromberg received her Ph.D 



n microbiology in 1976 and ius taken a po- 
ition with the Miller Brewing Company in 
^waukee doing research in yeast genetics. 
ier husband is Neil Brotnber^ (see '67). They 
lave two children, Ingrid, 13, and Kenneth, 
1. 

Daniel M. Cain left Salomon Brothers, 
nc, as manager and vice president of its 
iealth Care Finance Group to form a new 
lealth-care investment banking and capital 
dvising firm. "My brother, Jim (Harvard 
72) is a partner," he writes. "The objective 
5 to work with voluntary hospitals and 
lealth systems in planning and implement- 
ng capital finance programs." 

After teaching for two years at the Uni- 
■ersity of Missouri, Caryl Carpenter has 
noved to Minneapolis to work 'on her doc- 
orate in health-care finance at the Univer- 
ity of Minnesota. 

Linda Coveniale has a B.F.A. from the 
'arsons School of Design and an MA. and 
h.D. in romance languages from Johns 
iopkins University. 

Steve Daniels married Margaret Lee in 
977 and their son, Zachary Lee, was born 
in April 3, 1980. 

Paul C. Hans reports that his second 
laughter, Lindsey Taylor Hans, was born 
m June 23, 1982. 

Robert L. Harden, Oxnard, Calif., man- 
ger of financial planning for IDS, recently 
ompleted the chartered financial consultant 
lesignation through the American College. 
ie is teaching a course in financial planning 
f the University of Southern California and 
i "enjoying beach living and playing lots of 
acquetball." 

Joan Frank Hou'larui and Roger A. Leo 
vere married last June 26 and are living in 
4ii 'rinceton, N.J. 

George Hyde, Miami, Fla., is vice presi- 
lent and general manager of WQBA-AM 
nd WQBA-FM in Miami, the leading Span- 
sh-language stations in South Florida. He's 
emained with Susquehanna Broadcasting 
"ompany since starting with WICE, Provi- 
lence, during his sophomore year at 
irown. 

Ginger Heinbockel, New York City, mar- 
ied Elisha Ignatoff in August 1980 and their 
irst child, Miriam Margalit, was born last 
Wgust. After working several years for the 
Jnited Presbyterian Church at its New York 
lity headquarters, "1 decided management 
vas not for me, and 1 changed careers to 
lecome a full-time writer. I'm also a free- 
ance proofreader and copy editor for pub- 
ishing houses in New York. Mv husband is 
n actor and freelance carpenter and cabi- 
letmaker." 

Janet S. MeClendon became a partner in 
he New York City law firm of Jacob, Med- 
nger and Finnegan in January 1982. 

Susan R. Primm writes: "In addition to 
ing a psychiatric social worker in the 
dult psychiatry clinic at Mass. General 
lospital, I have begun a part-time private 
iractice and am clinical instructor at Smith 
College and Boston College Graduate School 
pf Social Work." 

Eileen Silverman Sadof, Randolph, Mass., 
s an English teacher at the Pollard Middle 
Ichool in Needham, Mass. 

Gwyneth Walker has recently completed a 
hildren's Christmas opera entitled Mary 
"ome Running'., based on the book by Jean 



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Merrill, Gwyneth's Fanfare. Interlude, and 
Finale were premiered bv the Twin Cities 
Symphony in February, and her Second Pi- 
ano Sonata was performed by pianist Michael 
Haberkorn at the Lincoln Center Library last 
November. 

leffrex/ L. Walters. Ann Arbor, Mich., has 
joined a family business that manufactures 
architectural doors and components for 
office furniture. "We have a plant in Michi- 
gan and will be opening another in Florida 
this spring." 

lohn M. Walcott has established a new 
firm, Walcott Systems and Associates, to 
provide consulting and programming servi- 
ces to users of IBM computer systems. 

/I Q Barbara Bertsch Boyd, Fort Washing- 
vl ^ ton, Md., reports that she is cur- 
rently program manager of the Senior Exe- 
cutive Service Candidate Development Pro- 
gram for the U.S. Department of Health and 
Human Services. Her husband, John, is a 
psychological counselor and family therapist 
with the Alexandria (Va.) Division of Mental 
Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance 
Abuse. 

Chris Coles was the production manager 
on one of the short films nominated in this 
year's Oscars. Ballet Robotique, nominated for 
Best Live Action Short Subject, was a depar- 
ture for Chris, who usually works on full- 
length films such as The ]ttzz Singer, Super- 
man, and currently, Supergirl. 

Robin Winkler Dorosliow, Upland, Calif., 
and her husband. Dr. James Doroshow, 
report the birth of their first child, Deborah 
Blythe, on Feb. 7. 

Gilbert N. Lewis was married on July 3, 
1982, to Susan T. Baglev. He also received a 
promotion to associate professor of mathe- 
matics at Michigan Technological University. 
They live in Houghton, Mich. 

Thomas K. Lindsey. Lubbock, Texas, has 
been promoted to captain in the U.S. Army 
Reserve. 

Barbara Gershon Ryder. Metuchen, N.J., 
completed her doctorate in computer science 
at Rutgers University last August. She is 
now an assistant professor there. She and 
her husband, Jonathan, have two children, 
Beth Ann and Andrew. 

Andrew Stanhope and Nancy Sweeney, of 
Spring Lake, N.J., were married recently 
and are living in Barrington, R.I. He is 
manager of financial planning for a subsidi- 
ary of W.R. Grace & Company. 

Tern/ Warburton, Golden, Colo., writes; 
"As I should have expected, fourteen years 
passed before enough happened in my life 
so that I had something to submit for the 
class notes. Janice E. Salomon and I were 
married in Golden, Colo., in 1980. Janice is 
on leave from her position at National Jew- 
ish Hospital while she cares for our daugh- 
ter, Jaime Sarah, who was born on Septem- 
ber 23, 1982. I am a teaching fellow and a 
doctoral candidate in the speech communi- 
cation department of the University of Den- 
ver; that lets me watch mv students leave 
for weekends of skiing while I grade papers 
and help Janice change diapers. 1 have also 
been a regular commentator on the local 
National Public Radio affiliate, talking about 
the lunacy of public figures and issues. 
(Obviously, material is not hard to find.)" 

John F. Wilkinson, jr., and his wile, jenny 



Litllepage Wilkinson (see '71), Columbia, Md., 
report the birth of their third child, Evan, 
on Dec. 27. John is a personnel officer with 
the Department of the Interior. 

^f\ Norine Duncan Cashman and her 
/ \J husband, David, of Providence, 
report that their daughter, Eleanor, is 5 
years old. Norine, who is curator of slides 
and photographs in Brown's art depart- 
ment, is a participant in the 1982-83 man- 
agement development program at the Uni- 
versity. David is in his fifth year of teaching 
English at Providence Country Day School. 

David M. Fox and Annette Susan Benda 
were married on June 20. They are living in 
New York City. Edward S. Katz '71 was best 
man. Annette graduated from Queens Col- 
lege, summa cum laude and Phi Beta 
Kappa, in 1971. 

joy javits. Chapel Hill, N.C., is a teacher 
and choreographer. She returned to Brown 
recently to choreograph a movement piece, 
"Friendship 1st," for the Dance E.\tension. 
"They danced, moved, spoke, and wrote 
their own part of it. [Lecturer in Theatre 
Arts] Julie Strandberg is a wonderful lady." 
Joy and her husband, David Romero, are 
going to be moving to Los Angeles in the 
fall. "Anybody have a place for us to move 
into?" She writes that she enjoyed being 
back at Brown. "The students and faculty 
are intelligent and kind, and I remembered 
the good years I had spent there in 
1966-70." 

Janice B. Kruger, Washington, D.C., 
graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center 
in May and passed her D.C. bar exam. She 
is working for the International Human 
Rights Law Group in Washington. 

^"t Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg and her 
/ JL husband. Dr. Nelson M. Braslow, 
of Newton Highlands, Mass., report the 
birth of their son, Joshua Ross Braslow, on 
May 13, 1982. 

James A. Hochman and Linda Legner 
were married on Sept. 5 in Chicago, where 
they are living. Linda is president of the 
Legner Group, Inc., a marketing communi- 
cations firm. 

Meredith Roosa Inderfurth and her hus- 
band. Rick, of Arlington, Va., report the 
birth of their daughter, Ashley Ann, on Feb. 
18, 1982. 

William R. Leigh, Holliston, Mass., is a 
manager of language development at Soft- 
ware Arts, Inc., located at 27 Mica Ln., 
Wellesley, Mass. 02181. 

James L. Nolan and Armina Sheets were 
married Oct. 9 in Kent, Wash. They are liv- 
ing in Seattle, with their 3-year-old son, 
Matthew. Both James and Armina are em- 
ployed by the Puget Sound Air Pollution 
Control Agency. 

Hoivard E. Peskoe, Glen Rock, N.J., has 
become a member of the New York City law 
firm of Cole & Dietz. His appointment was 
effective Feb. 1. 

Dan Riesenberg and his wife, Laura, of 
San Diego, report the birth of their second 
child, David, on Dec. 17. Their first son, 
John, is 3. Dan is an attorney with the law 
firm of Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, 
specializing in the law relating to employee 
benefits. 

Paul Schopf, Hyattsville, Md., is a re- 



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search oceanographer \vith NASA at the 
Goddard Space Flight Center. His wife is 
taw Scifhr (see '73). 

Rid'y Shijtig. New "iork City, a dancer 
and choreographer, is the U.S. Steel Foun- 
dation Affiliate Artist for this coming vear. 
Rubv has performed throughout the U.S., 
Canada. Europe, the People's Republic of 
China, and Japan. She recently receiyed a 
Fulbright grant to choreograph and perform 
in New Zealand. Rub\- spent the years 
1971-75 with the PaulTaylor Dance Com- 
pany. 

Dr. Dan Small (75 M.D., '73 M.M.Sc), 
his wife, Jan, and son, Eyan, are liying in 
San Luis Obispo, Calif. Dan is practicing 
rheumatology, immunology, and internal 
medicine at the San Luis NIedical Clinic. 

Dr. David A. Smidcr. Boca Raton, Fla., is 
in the priyate practice of ophthalmology in 
Delray Beach and Boca Raton. He and his 
wife, Marsha, haye two sons, Jeffrey, 3, and 
Eric, 1. 

Dr. Barni Stidts, Salt Lake City, Utah, is 
an assistant professor of medicine at the 
Uniyersity of Utah Medical Center. His 
wife, Connie, is also a physician. They have 
a 2-year-old daughter, Cher\'l. 

lenini Littlc^mgc WUkinscn and her hus- 
band, Iclm f . WUktuion (see '69), report the 
birth of their third child, Eyan Littlepage 
Wilkinson. Jenny is an adoptions social 
worker, under contract with Lutheran Social 
Services. 

Daryl Dodson Wihon and her husband, 
Wallace, report the birth of their daughter, 
Conner\' Amelia Wilson, on Nov. 3. 

^^ Ceor'^e H. Bdlmgs, Arlington, Va., 
/ ^m has been promoted from vice pres- 
ident, business development, of Satellite 
Television Corporation, the direct broadcast 
satellite of COMSAT, to vice president, cor- 
porate development, of the parent com- 
pany, with responsibility for corporate strat- 
egy, mergers, and acquisitions. 

' Dr. Reid W. Coleman ('75 M.D) and his 
wife, Kate, report the birth of their second 
child, Laura Jeanne, on Sept. 22. 

IV. Hudson Conneri/ and his wife, Cathy, 
of Coral Springs, Fla., report the birth of 
their son, William Hudson Connerv 111, on 
Oct. 25. 

Dr. William C. Graham ('75 M.D.), Hunt- 
ington, W.Va., is assistant professor of med- 
icine in the section of infectious diseases at 
Marshall University School of Medicine. The 
school graduated its first class in 1981. 

Douglas A. Price, Tampa, Fla., will be 
graduating in June from Life Chiropractic 
College. He specializes in sports injuries 
and lower back pain. He is competing in 
body building, having won the Mr. Dixie, 
Mr. Peach State, and many other titles. 

Leonard Schlesinger, Arlington, Mass., 
has been promoted to associate professor of 
organizational behavior/human resource 
management at Harvard Business School. 
He is the author of the recently-published 
Quality of Worklife and the Supervisor (Praeger) 
and Managing Behavior in Organizations 
(McGraw-Hill). A forthcoming book is enti- 
tled Recasting Bell: from Monopoly to Competi- 
tion at AT&T (Scott Foresman). His wife is 
Phyllis Fineman Schlesinger (see '73). 

Michael T. Schmiitte, Bay Village, Ohio, 
received his chartered life casualty under- 



writer designation at the national CPCU 
con\ention in Miami Beach in October. 

Moe Shore, Cambridge, Mass., has a 
\ideo company called "Show More Video" 
in Cambridge. He also recently edited a 
Nova program for public television. 

,Adolph E. \'ezza and Denise Marie 
Walker xsere married on July 17, 1981. They 
are living in Gallup, N.M., where they are 
practicing registered pharmacists. 

Frederick Wang, Lincoln, Mass., has been 
named executive vice president and chief 
de\e!opment officer at Wang Laboratories in 
Lowell, Mass. He had been senior vice pres- 
ident, development. 

David R. Weaver, Los Angeles, has been 
appointed an assistant professor of architec- 
ture in the School of Environmental Design, 
California State Polytechnic University, 
Pomona, Calif. 

Ben Wiles has moved from New York 
City to Albany, where he is assistant coun- 
sel to Gov. Mario Cuomo. 

^O Mil! Clialat. Oakley, Utah, writes: 
/ \J "Never meant to stay so long in 
Utah, but it is an awesomely beautiful state. 
1 am a freelance photojournalist, which 
never provides any financial security, but 
the freedom is wonderful. If friends find 
themselves skiing in Park City, 1 can be con- 
tacted through the newspaper there." 

Alan R. Gallotta and his wife, Dianne, of 
Braintree, Mass., report the birth of their 
first child, Leanne Marie, on May 20. Alan 
is director of athletics and is a computer sci- 
ence teacher at Archbishop Williams High 
School, Braintree. 

Raymond F. Gorman and Helen Louise 
Craig were married on Jan. 8. They are liv- 
ing in College Park, Md., where Raymond 
is an assistant professor of finance at the 
University of Maryland. He completed his 
doctor of business administration degree 
from Indiana University last May. 

Mari/ E. Griffin, Washington, D.C., is an 
architect with Hartman-Cox in Washington. 

Dr. Jeff Harper, Houston, is an assistant 
professor of endocrinology at the University 
of Texas Medical School. He and his wife, 
Mary, have a daughter, Katie, 3, and a son, 
Andrew, 1. 

Donald R. Hunt. South Salem, N.Y., is 
with Arthur Young & Company, New York 
City, as an executive search consultant. 

Kevin "Floyd" faros, Minnetonka, Minn., 
has been appointed marketing director for 
new cereals in the Big "G" division of Gen- 
eral Mills. Floyd joined the company in 1976 
as a marketing assistant and was product 
manager for Nature Valley Granola Bars, 
Granola Clusters, and Chewy Granola Bars 
prior to his new appointment. 

Chris Kunzi and his wife, Kathy, of La- 
guna Niguel, Calif., report the birth of their 
third child, Taylor Michael Kunzi, on Dec. 
15. Their other children are Ryan, 2, and 
Kimberly, 12. 

Thomas Mallon, Stewart Manor, N.Y., is 
an assistant professor of English at Vassar 
College and is a frequent contributor to the 
National Review. He spent a sabbatical this 
year as a visiting scholar at Cambridge Uni- 
versity. 

Boh Pangia and his wife, Stephanie, of 
Scotch Plains, N.J., report the birth of their 
first child, Robert William, Jr., on Sept. 24. 



]ean Parvin. New York City, has joined 
Business Resources Corporation as director 
of communications and assistant to the 
chairman. The New York-based firm is en- 
gaged in the energy, automation, communi- 
cations, and data processing industries 

Robert A. Pollard. Arlington, Va., has 
completed the requirements toward a Ph.D. 
in American history at the University' of 
North Carolina. His thesis focused on the 
relationship between national securitv' and 
foreign economic policy during the Truman 
Presidency. Bob is associate editor, essays, 
for The Wdson Quarterly in Washington, 
D.C., after serving five years as a research 
scholar for the Woodrow Wilson Interna- 
tional Center for Scholars. 

Mark G. Rovzar and his wife, Judy, of 
Warwick Neck, R.I., report the birth of thei 
son, Alexander Owen, on June 7. 

Phyllis Fineman Schlesinger. Arlington, 
Mass., is an instructor in management and 
organizational behavior at Radcliffe College 
Phyllis also maintains an independent con- v: 
suiting practice in management and career 
development. She is the author of the re- 
cently-published Teaching Organizational Be- 
havior (McGraw-Hill). Her husband is Lt'O- 
nard Schlesinger (see '72). 

jane Seigler and her husband, Paul Sctioj. 
(see '71), reside in Hvattsville, Md. Jane is 
an associate with the Washington, D.C., lai 
firm of Wald, Harbrader & Ross. "We are 
restoring our great, hulking, Victorian wrec 
of a house in Hyattsville's newlv designatec 
national historical district. We are also mak 
ing preparations for the arrival of the latest 
addition to our menagerie, a 2-vear-old 
thoroughbred, whom we will break and 
train for dressage." 

Karen M. Stone. Irvington, N.Y., has 
been appointed manager of executive devel 
opment for Macy's New York. Her home 
address is 6 Home PL, Irvington 10533. 

Carol Ellis Thompson is in Jerusalem, 
where she is a vice consul in the Foreign 
Service. She entered the ser\ice in Novem- 
ber 1981 and studied Arabic and Middle 
Eastern politics before going to Jerusalem 
last September. "It is a remarkable city, wit 
some neighborhoods still living in the 8th 
century and some nearing the 21st. Need- 
less to say, the work here is fascinating." 
Her address there is American Consulate 
General, Jerusalem, APO New York 09672. 

Pamela Hoivard Varrin and Rene D. Var- 
rin, Salem, Mass., are looking forward to 
catching up with old friends at the upcom- 
ing reunion. Pam is a clinical psychologist c 
several agencies in the Boston area, and 
Rene is a partner in a Boston law firm. 

Dr. Victor f. Wcmstein and his wife, 
Libby (Cornell '74), of Charieston, S.C, 
report the birth of their first child, Caroline 
Baxter, on July 27. "We are happily settled 
in Charleston, where I have a private prac- 
tice in ob'gyn. Libby is a nurse practitioner 
presently enjoying motherhood." 

^7/1 Gaetano G. Ferro. Georgetown, 
/ rt Conn., is a partner in the West- 
port, Conn., law firm of Berkowitz, Balbire 
and McLachlan. 

Lucinda Furlong and Peter Mitchell were 
married on Nov. 21 in Montclair, N.J. They 
are lix'ing in New Haven, Conn., where 
Peter is a cameraman for WTNH-TV. Both 



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are completing M.F.A.'s in video at the Vis- 
'* ual Studies workship in Rochester, N.Y. 
Cindy's father, Robert G. Furlong '45, at- 
tended the wedding. 

Elizabctli Latcrra Hobbins and her hus- 
band, Lee, of Laurel, Md., report the birth 
of their first child, Sarah Elizabeth, on Jan. 
28. "So far, the three of us are surviving this 
total change in our lifestyle. I will be on 
maternity leave from mv job with the De- 
fense Department until May, and to my 
surprise, I love being at home." 

Darnel A. }ost and his wife. Dr. Kerry 
Kelly '77 M.D., of Staten Island, N.Y., report 
the birth of their first child, Colin Kelly Jost, 
on June 29. "He was born on the date of 
our seventh anniversary." 

Dr. ]udith Finkelstein Knshtan and her 
^'1 husband. Cliff, of Jamaica Plain, Mass., re- 
port the birth of their first child, Aaron Ja- 
cob, on Nov. 15. Judith is on the staff of the 
Massachusetts Mental Health Center and is 
a psychotherapy fellow at the Faulkner 
Hospital. Their address is 16 Eastland Rd., 
amaica Plain 02130. 

]ohn E. jzyk and his wife, Lindci Zonfrillo 
fzi/k, of Providence, report the birth of their 
son, Nicholas John, on Dec. 24. John is an 
accountant with the Engelhard Corporation 
in Plainville, Mass., a precious metals fabri- 
cator. Linda is on leave as a life science 
teacher at Woonsocket (R.I.) Junior High 
School. Both are working on their M.B.A 
degrees, John at Babson College and Linda 
at Bryant College. 

Leo R. Lndefinu and his wife, Carol, of 
Carrollton, Texas, report the birth of their 
second son, Leo Anthony, on Dec. 21. He 
joins his brother, Richard, who is 3. Their 
new address is 3115 Honeydew Dr., Carroll- 
ton 75007. Lee is a supervisor at Ernst & 
Whinney in Dallas. 

Carren S. Oler, Gaithersburg, Md., has 
opened a law office for the general practice 
of law at 19560 Club House Rd., Gaithers- 
burg 20879, telephone (301) 963-7171. Carren 
graduated from the American University 
Washington College of Law in 1980 and was 
admitted to the bar in Maryland and the 
If District of Columbia. "I would welcome 
hearing from classmates in the Washington, 
D.C., area." 

Dr. Mare I. Raphaelson, Rockville, Md., is 
on the staff of the Bon Secours Hospital in 
Baltimore, after finishing his neurology resi- 
dency at Stanford University and NIH. 

Leu Savoie, New York City, is with Grey 
Advertising. He has been promoted to sen- 
ior account executive on the General Foods 
Kool-Aid account. 

Ted Sehoff. Fort Plain, N.Y., is in his 
ninth year of teaching at Little Falls Junior 
High School. In the spring of 1982 his var- 
lity baseball team won the New York State 
Division B championship. "In my eight 
yrears of coaching varsity baseball at Little 
Falls, our teams have won three league ti- 
Sles, three sectional titles, and now the state 
hampionship. 1 still live at RD. 1, Fort 
'lain 13339, and would like to hear from 
^ome old Kappa Delta Upsilon members or 

faseball players." 
Donna Ericksou Willianison, Wilmette, 111., 
;ias been elected a vice president at Baxter 
Fravenol Laboratories, Inc., in Deerfield, 111. 
Most recently. Donna had been director of 
votrategic planning for the company. 



^C lames A. Barker, jr., is a first-year 
/ c7 student at the University of Vir- 
ginia School of Law. "I'm one of the older 
ones, though far from the oldest, at age 29." 
His address is 118 Ivy Dr., #7, Charlottes- 
ville, Va. 22901. 

Ceoffrei/ F. Bouvrs, New York City, is an 
associate at the New York City law firm of 
Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim & Ballon. 
He was admitted as an attorney-at-law in 
New York State, First Judicial Department, 
in February, and graduated from Yeshiva 
University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of 
Law last June. 

William Buffuni, Providence, is a forester 
with the Pan American Development Foun- 
dation. He participated in PADF's Agrofor- 
estry Extension Project in Haiti, in which cit- 
izens of Haiti were encouraged to plant and 
maintain fast-growing tree seedlings to be 
harvested in three to five years, thus sup- 
plementing the Haitians' income and sup- 
porting the goal of reforestation and soil 
conservation there. 

John Eraser and his wife, Claudia, of 
Dunedin, Fla., are parents of a son, Ian 
Matthew, born on Oct. 22, according to 
John's father. Dr. William £. Eraser '41. 

Geoffreii Garth, Long Beach, Calif., 
writes: "I weathered my first year as presi- 
dent, shipping clerk, etc., of California Med- 
ical Products. We manufacture and market 
Stifneck, a new type of neck brace that I 
developed. Working for myself is as much 
fun as toy designing, my last straight job, 
and the pay is a lot better. No wife or kids 
to report. However, my family has grown to 
include Buzzby, who is half Black Labrador 
and half Irish Wolfhound, and is now 1 year 
old." 

Dr. Harold K. Gever ('78 M.D) and Diana 
Lynne Turek (Cornell '75) were married on 
June 14, 1981. They are living in Ventnor, 
N.J. 

Dr. Christine Gleason, San Francisco, 
Calif., has finished her pediatric residency 
at Case Western Reserve University Hospital 
in Cleveland, Ohio, and has begun a neona- 
tology fellowship in San Francisco. "I have 
become an avid squash player and still play 
the clarinet when I'm inspired." 

Brad Hessel, New York City, writes: "Am 
I the first member of the class of '75 to lose 
$50,000? (The first and last, 1 hope). After 
I'd worked my way up from receptionist to 
vice president and 10-percent owner, the 
publishing company I had been at since 
August 1975 slid under the waves last 
spring — just short of being able to market 
several microcomputer games of potentially 
fabulous profitability, too. (One of my for- 
mer partners and I have since started a new 
company to design such games.) About half 
of the $50K was back salary and accrued 
vacation time, and the rest was hard-earned 
dough I'd speculatively re-invested. I 
learned a lot they never teach you at Brown, 
including how to read a P&L statement, 
how to hire people and how to fire them, 
how to collect bills (and how to postpone 
paying bills), and especially how not to 
throw good money after bad. Let's see, 
$50,000 divided by seven years. . .well, it's 
cheaper than undergraduate education these 
days, but 1 guess the jury's still out on 
whether or not it was any sort of bargain." 

Rohm Cheiners Illgen, New York City, has 



joined Goldman Sachs as an associate in the 
firm's investment banking division. 

Dr. Daniel /. Kalaskowski , Baltimore, Md., 
has completed his specialty training in pe- 
diatric dentistry and is now on the staff at 
the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and 
the Community Pediatric Center of the Uni- 
versity of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. 

Steve Lovas, jr., Tigard, Oreg., is director 
of finance and administration for PACCOM, 
Inc., a division of Pacific Telecom, Inc., the 
sixth largest independent telephone com- 
pany in the U.S. PACCOM is Pacific Tele- 
phone's non-regulated marketing division. 
His wife is Judith Turner Lovas '77. 

Vineent V. McKuif;ht and Cynthia L. Gar- 
rett were married in Washington, D.C., on 
Aug. 7. They are living in Takoma Park, 
Md. Cindy is a third-year student at Catho- 
lic University Law School, and Vincent is an 
associate at Ashcraft and Gerel. 

Alexander Szabo U and his wife, Made- 
leine, of Rye, N.Y., report the birth of their 
second child, Tyler James, on Oct. 30. He 
joins his brother, Alexander Kyle III, who is 
2. 

Sarah E. Wald, Belmont, Mass., has been 
appointed assistant secretary of consumer 
affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts in the administration of Governor 
Dukakis. Also, she has been elected presi- 
dent of the Women's Bar Association of 
Massachusetts. 

Linda Stanim-Willtg, Somerville, Mass., 
received her doctorate in clinical psychology 
from Rutgers in January. "My husband, 
John, and I are very excited. We bought a 
100-year-old Victorian home on 142 Orchard 
St. and moved there in March. I've been 
working in the counseling center at Curry 
College in Milton, Mass., since September." 

7^ Sd/irfra Alpert. Chicago, reports 
/ \J that she is "doing extremely well 
selling petrochemicals for Mobil Chemical 
Company in the Chicago area. I'm still foot- 
loose and fancy-free and welcome contact 
from any old friends in the area." 

Latvrence S. Ames, Bolton, Mass., has 
been making wine at Nashoba Valley Win- 
ery in Concord since March 1981. "This year 
we led all other New England wineries in 
both the New England and Boston wine 
competitions. We won our first gold medal 
ever for our dry blueberry wine at the New 
England competihon." 

Michael L. Blumstein, New York City, is 
director, capital and teletext planning, for 
CBS Television. He is responsible for 
financial and business planning aspects of 
capital facilities and equipment in New 
York, Washington, and Los Angeles, as well 
as national teletext services being developed 
at CBS. 

Bradley Brockmann, Ann Arbor, Mich., 
graduates this month from the University of 
Michigan Law School. He'll be an associate 
at the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & 
Hamilton in New York City this fall. Last 
summer, he worked for Edwards & Angell 
in Providence and Willkie Farr & Gallagher 
in New York City. "Working as associates at 
Willkie Farr were Jonathan Gottlieb and Ge- 
nine Macks Eidter '77 . Chris Graham, John /sjoi' 
(with whom I roomed in Providence), and 
Steve Mclnnis are all E & A associates. It was 
great to see them, along with Dr. Jessica Pcp- 



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itone. Dr. lane ("Baba") Mackenzie Pciuiii^on. 
and Scott Vi'miv' I'm excited about mo\ ini; 
to New 'Vork and thank God that law school 
is almost behind me Thought Id never 
make it." 

jcftrcu Caniu. Berkeley, Calit., is a securi- 
ties analyst with Hambrecht and Quist in 
San Francisco. His address is 1671 Arch St , 
#5. Berkeley 94709. 

IVii/tcr /. Driiyiiii. Madison, Wis., is an 
assistant professor ot engineering mechanics 
at the University of VVisconsin-Nladison. 

Timotiiv C. Forbes and Anne Harrison 
were married recently. Thev are living in 
New 'lork City, where Tim is a film produc- 
er director with Seven Seas Cinema, and 
Anne is a freelance book editor. 

£ni S. Cohtinan. North Brunswick, N.|., 
writes that he has finally stopped moving 
from one state to the other and has returned 
to the neighborhood of his youth. "1 now 
work with my family firm, Leonard Engi- 
neering, Inc., in Cranford, N.J. " His home 
address is: 2 Petunia Dr., Apt. 1, North 
Brunswick 08902. 

Alexandra Clowacki. Washington, D.C., is 
on leave from the Center for Strategic and 
International Studies at Georgetown Univer- 
sity' to work on a short-term foreign policy 
research study sponsored by the bipartisan 
American Political Foundation. 

Diii'iii Hacttenscluriller. Berkeley, Calif., is 
assistant \nce president in Weils Fargo's In- 
ternational Banking Group. "Am enjoying 
Northern California's beautiful outdoors to 
the fullest," he writes. 

Robert Imiech and his wife. Dr. Christine 
\'arney hhieeh. of Melrose, Mass., report the 
birth of their daughter, Jennifer Lee, on 
Dec. 16. Robert is working as an engineer 
for the Department of Defense, and Chris is 
in her fourth year of orthopedic residency. 

Garv D. Lnorence. New York City, is a 
vice president of Morgan Guaranty Trust 
Company of New York, "following the ae- 
rospace industry. I'm also directing a church 
choir in Manhattan," he writes. 

Bob Mars and his wife, Jan, are living in 
Eden Prairie, Minn. Jan is assistant high 
school tennis coach, and Bob is manager of 
the Bloomington, Minn., branch of the W.P. 
& R.S. Mars Company. 

Nancy Paiiiien has joined with Susan 
Werner O'Dav (whose husband is Mark 
O'Day '77) and Loretta Cuda in the forma- 
tion of Art Conservation Services, Inc., a 
studio established for the conservation and 
restoration of fine paintings. They are lo- 
cated at 30 Ipswich Street in Boston. "We 
welcome the opportunity to be of service to 
the Brown community." 

Christopher P. Raubcr married Kim P. 
Williams on May 8 in San Diego. ]ohn Silber- 
sack '77 was an usher. Chris and Kim are liv- 
ing in San Francisco, where he is the editor 
of an industrial trade magazine for Miller 
Freeman Publications and she is a financial 
analyst for First Nationwide Savings. 

Dr. Dehra Spicehandler and her husband. 
Dr. Daniel Leonard, of New York City, re- 
port the birth of their son, Michael Scott 
Leonard, on March 14. Debra is completing 
her residency in internal medicine at New 
York University and will begin a fellowship 
in infectious diseases at NYU in July. 

Bob Szostak and Mary Beth Bradigan, of 
Glenside, Pa., were married on Nov 27. 



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They are living in Wynnewood, Pa. Bob is 
an attorne\- tor the Superior Court of Penn- 
s\lvania, and Mar\- Beth teaches at the Oak- 
lane Day School in Blue Bell. 

Rebecca L. Watlin. San Francisco, is man- 
ager of staffing and staff de\elopment for 
the corporate banking group of Wells Fargo 
Bank in San Francisco. She completed her 
M.B.A. at Penn's Wharton School in 1981. 

^^ Wayne M. Barnstone has moved to 
/ / the "suburbs" of Manhattan, 
Brooklyn Heights. Anita Abraimni Inz and 
Henry Asher live one block away. "It's a 
lovely area — it reminds me of lower Thayer 
Street. I have left Irving Trust and am in the 
trade finance division of the First National 
Bank of Chicago's New York office. One of 
my responsibilities includes the solicitation 
of trade finance business with the People's 
Republic of China. So Chinese 4-5 has paid 
off." 

Amy Finn Binder, New Rochelle, N.Y., is 
a public relations coordinator for the citv of 
New Rochelle. She also reports the birth of 
her second son, Adam, who is nearly a year 
old. Ethan is almost 3. 

Robert I. Feinber^, Newton Centre, 
Mass., graduated from the University of 
Pennsylvania Law School and is an associate 
with the Boston law firm of Parker, Coulter, 
Daley, and White, in its litigation depart- 
ment. 

Janet E. Greeiiber^, Brookline, Mass., has 
become the assistant administrator for the 
department of medicine at Brigham and 
Women's Hospital in Boston. 

Barbara Belts Hoioes. Newton Centre, 
Mass., is in her second year of law school at 
Boston College. She'll return to Providence 
this summer for a clerkship at Edwards and 
Angell. 

Susan Newman lohanson and her hus- 
band, George, of Springfield, Vt., report the 
birth of their first child, James Arthur, on 
April 27. Last year, they attended the Uni- 
versity of Massachusetts, where they did 
graduate work in education. "We would 
love hearing from anyone in our neck of the 
woods — Vermont and New Hampshire." 

Beniannii R. Magee, Brooklyn, N.Y., is a 
freelance musician in New York City. His 
address is 238 President St., Brooklyn 11231. 

Heather Magier and her husband, Asher 
Rubinstein (see GS), Plainview, N.Y., report 
the birth of their first child, Helen Betya 
Rubinstein, on Nov. 29. Heather is on leave 
from Columbia University Law School. 

Robert S. Miller and his wife, Marci, of 
Arlington, V'a., report the birth of their first 
child, Brian Seth Miller, on Aug. 30. 

Amy L. Nathan, Washington, D.C., is a 
second-year student at the Georgetown 
University Law Center. Prior to this, Amy 
had spent four years as a newspaper re- 
porter, two with the Gannett chain and two 
with the Washington Post. 

Meryl D. Pearlstein, New York City, is a 
senior account executive at Ogilvy & Mather 
Advertising in New York. 

Mary Wendell Rhea is a geologist for Tex- 
aco, U.S.A., in New Orleans. 

Carolyn Rieder, Boston, is in her fourth 
year of graduate study at Harvard, where 
she is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology. She 
is working at McLean Hospital, where she is 
completing an internship in clinical psychol- 



ogy. Carolyn is working with adolescents 
and adults, both inpatients and outpatients, 
and writes that she is "enjoying the work 
and is learning a tremendous amount. I am 
also continuing my work as a research fel- 
low in child psychology at the department 
of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School." 

Elizabeth E. Saslozc, Boston, is in her 
second year of graduate work at Harvard 
Business School. "I have more time for out- 
side interests and have formed a string 
quartet. I'm looking to play in a variety of 
chamber music groups. Fellow musicians 
from Boston are invited to look me up 
sometime to do some playing." 

Anne C. Sibert, Arlington, Va., has 
finished her Ph.D. in economics and is 
working for the Federal Reserve in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Sylvia Spivey, Douglasville, Ga., finishec 
her M.Ed, in counseling in December 1981 
and her Ed.S. in counseling in March. Last 
November, she became employed as a full- 
time counselor in the Student Developmen 
Center at West Georgia College in Carroll- 
ton, Ga. 

Dr. Sharon L. Taylor, New York City, is 
doing her internship in medicine at the Ha 
lem Hospital Center in New York City. "I 
spent the last semester of medical school al 
Friends Hospital in Tiriki, Kenya," she 
writes. 

Dr. Barry K. Waters, Richmond, Va., 
writes that he and his wife. Dr. Susan Wa- 
ters, are second-year residents in internal 
medicine and pediatrics, respecti\ely, at th 
Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. 

Dr. Peter P. Yu ('80 M.D.), New York 
City, will be a fellow in medical oncology a 
the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York Cit) 
in July. 

^O Lisa C. Arrowood, Boston, gradu- 
/ O ated from Har\ard Law School la 
June and is practicing in the litigation de- 
partment of Hale and Dorr in Boston. 

Paul Ayoub. Newton, Mass., graduated 
from Boston College Law School last May, 
where he was editor-in-chief of the Interna- 
tional and Comparative Law Review. He's an 
associate in the Boston law firm of Gaston 
Snow & Ely Bartlett. 

David W. Babson, Stamford, Conn., re- 
turned briefly to Providence to work on th« 
Lovelands Archaeological Project. "By the 
time vou read this, I'll be somewhere else, 
on another traveling archeo-peon-type job. 
Such IS life, particularly in this miniature 
depression. Still, 1 would like to hear (at m; 
permanent Connecticut address — 202 Slice 
Dr. Stamford 06907) from any of my class- 
mates, particularly former members of the 
Anthro D.U.G." ' 

Dr. Steven L. Blazar graduated last \ear 
from Boston University School of Medicine. 
He is a surgical intern this year at St. Eliza- 
beth's Hospital at Tufts University and will 
be a resident in orthopedic surgerv at the 
University of Massachusetts beginning this 
summer. 

Peter Bopp, Evanston, III., will graduate 
from Northwestern University's Business 
School in June, two weeks after the reunior 
"I'm looking forward to that weekend." he 



writes. "I'm getting mv M.B.A. in marketing 
,nd finance. Shared an apartment with Steve 
Jamef '80. 

Iiinc P. Cnnvlcy. New York Citv, gradu- 
ated from Penn's Wharton School last Mav, 
where she received her M.B.A. in finance. 
She's a financial analyst with Morgan Guar- 
anty Trust in New York City at 23 Wall St. 

Dcbrci Ginsberg. Cambridge, Mass., is a 
composer/performer, leading her own band 
(performing her original jazz-funk). She 
would like to hear from any alumni who 
might be interested in having the group per- 
form at any concert/dance/party functions in 
the New England area. "1 have been per- 
forming at clubs and colleges over the past 
two years. 1 have tapes that have been aired 
on several radio stations and hope to be re- 
leasing my own album in the next few 
Imonths. Also, 1 would like to hear from fel- 
low creative alumni in the Boston area, par- 
ticularly anyone interested in collaborating 
in films or musicals, as well as any other 
friends from Brown." 

Dr. ]effre\i ]. Greenberg, Wvnnewood, 
Pa., graduated from the University of Ro- 
hester School of Medicine last June. He is 
doing a medical internship at Lankenau 
Hospital in Philadelphia and will be starting 
his diagnostic radiology residency program 
at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston next year. 

Robert C. joiicf, New York City, writes 
that he'll be unable to attend the reunion. 
I'll be taking the CFA level 1 exam on June 
4 — best wishes to my fellow classmates." 

Linereiicc Y. Kny, New York City, has 
been promoted to rating officer at Standard 
& Poor's. He is a financial analyst in the 
international bond rating department, 
doing country risk and municipal finance 
work." He's been with the company since 
uly 1981. Lawrence's new address is 5 East 
22 St., #3N, New York City 10010. 

Rielmrd W. Liednuin and Stiieey Leigh Spec- 
tor (see '79) were married on Aug. 28. They 
are living in Manhattan. Richard is an in- 
vestment banker with the New York City 
firm of L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, & Tow- 
bin. Tun Holliday '78 was an usher. 

Riclmrii /. Lindbiu/. Philadelphia, is at 
Penn's Wharton School studying for his 
M.B.A., which he hopes to complete next 
year. 

Sivniui M. Mcncoff and Ann W. Stoeffel 
were married on Oct. 2 in Milwaukee, Wis. 
They are living in Chicago, where Sam is a 
venture capital investor with the First Chi- 
cago Investment Corporation. 

Sandra j. Powell, Ashburnham, Mass., is 
chairman of the ESL department at Cushing 
Academy. 

Dr. Pant Serrano has moved from San 
Francisco to Phoenix after having completed 
a residency in orthodontics at UCSF. "My 
private practice is taking a lot of my time 
and attention, but 1 still make time to enjoy 
the Arizona desert. 1 look forward to seeing 
friends in Phoenix." 

Michcle Dreyfusf Shertll and her husband, 
Fred, of New York City, report the birth of 
their son, Philip William Sherill, on Feb. 5. 

Andrew G. Tavel, New York City, who 
taught for a year at the University of Miami 
Law School, is practicing law with Pros- 
kauer Rose Goetz and Mendelsohn. "1 have 
ust finished working on my first theatrical 
offering and hope to practice more enter- 



tainment law in the future," he writes. 

lVi/);/;t' Ennis Van Thoen, Lake Katonah, 
N.Y., writes: "I'll finish my M.A. in indus- 
trial psychology at New York University in 
December. In the meantime I'm working in 
an outpatient clinic called the New Rochelle 
Guidance Center, and, among other things, 
managing a restaurant called Eggs N' Such 
that is totally staffed by our patients." 

Katherinc D. Ventres is a first-year stu- 
dent at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of 
Management at Northwestern. "This is a 
grind after four years of fun work. 1 would 
love to have old friends come and visit and 
add some distractions. My address is 1249 
Judson, Evanston 60202." 

Denise Washmgton, Roosevelt, N.Y., has 
been selected as one of the Outstanding 
Young Women of America for 1982 by the 
Outstanding Young Women of America 
organization, Montgomery, Ala. 

70 ^'^"' '^''''^'''" ''"'1 W''"^' '■ Stamas 
/ 7 were married on June 19. They are 
living in New York City, where she is in her 
first year at Columbia Business School, and 
he is in his first year at New York Univer- 
sity Law School. Flora Del Presto, Andy Som- 
mer '78, and Bdl Bernstein '78 were atten- 
dants at the wedding. 

Ricliard M. Bresloir, New York City, 
graduated from Georgetown University Law 
Center in May 1982 and passed the New 
York bar exam. He's an associate with the 
New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine, 
& Moore. 

Eric Chilton, New York City, is with 
Marine Midland Bank in the international 
department. 

Iiilie A. Evans and Ronald D. Frantz are 
still living in Southern California and have 
moved into a condominium in Laguna Hills. 
Both are in sales, Ron with Burlington In- 
dustries and Julie with the Burroughs Cor- 
poration. 

Beth Dyer Hafkei and her husband, 
Ethan, of St. Louis, celebrated their second 
wedding anniversary on March 14. Beth is a 
legislative aide for the Home Builders Asso- 
ciation of Greater St. Louis, and Ethan is in 
his fourth year of medical school at Wash- 
ington University. 

Laurie Friedman married Alon Harpaz on 
June 27. They are living in New Hyde Park, 
N.Y. Laurie is a researcher at the Stanley H. 
Kaplan Educational Center in Manhattan. 

Louise A. Hohensee, Greenbelt, Md., is 
working as assistant editor at University 
Press of America in Washington, D.C. 
Friends can reach her at 5901 Cherrywood 
Ln., #201, Greenbelt 20770. 

Colette A. Hyman, Minneapolis, Minn., is 
teaching women's studies at the University 
of Minnesota extension division. She has an 
M.A. in history. 

led A. Kwartler, South Orange, N.J., 
graduates from New Jersey Medical School 
this month. He'll start his otolaryngology 
residence at University Hospital in Newark, 
N.J., in July. "I'm going on a sailing trip 
with medical school and Brown friends in 
June before starting my residency." 

Dan Livingstone and Debbie Pines '80 were 
married in New York City on Feb. 26 and 
are living in Indianapolis. 

Lauren A. McDonald and Howard A. 
Cole, Jr., were married on Sept. 11 in Pitts- 



ford, N.Y., and are living in Camden, N.J. 
Dorothy McGill was a bridesmaid. Lauren is 
a third-year medical student at Temple Uni- 
versity School of Medicine, and Howard is 
employed by the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Gil Neiger, Ithaca, N.Y., is a graduate 
student in computer science at Cornell Uni- 
versity. 

Patty Niemt, New York City, has been 
working in the fashion department at Ma- 
demoiselle magazine for more than two years. 

lohn Rogers and his wife, Susan Michael 
Rogers, of New Lebanon, N.Y., report the 
birth of their first child, Catherine Meehan 
Rogers, on Dec. 22. The grandparents are /. 
Graham Michael and lanice Peterson Michael 
'50. Aunts are Dr. Deborah Michael Lecky '73 
and Linda Michael Thomas '75. 

Tommy L. Riieckert, Arlington, Va., is 
"still surviving the jaws of Reaganomics at 
the Department of Energy in Washington. 
I'm continuing to pursue a musical ministry 
singing and playing guitar. My album 
should be coming out in the fall, and in 
April 1 appeared at Big Mother Coffee- 
house." 

Nancie Spcctor, Cleveland, is a doctoral 
candidate at Case Western Reserve Univer- 
sity and is completing her dissertation, "An 
Extensive Task Analysis of the Coding Sub- 
test of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for 
Children-Revised." She'll move to Provi- 
dence in July to begin an internship in child 
clinical psychology at the Brown Clinical 
Psychology Internship Consortium. 

Stacey Leigh Spector and Richard W. Lied- 
man (see '78) were married on Aug. 28. 
They are living in New York City, where 
Stacey is a lawyer with Patterson, Belknap, 
Webb & Taylor. 

Angela R. Stone, Dallas, is back from a 
year in the Virgin Islands and a year in 
Maui, Hawaii. "I'm working in a business 
partnership based in Dallas. We have a 
rapidly growing golf accessory business that 
has recently gone international. It's very sat- 
isfying being self-employed and moderately 
successful. 1 would love hearing from 
friends at mv new address, 5813 Lovers Ln. 
#126B, Dallas 75225." 

Lisa Moore Waranch and her husband, 
Terry, moved to Arlington, Mass., on March 
1. She is working for the Millipore Corpora- 
tion in Bedford, Mass. "I would love any 
old friends living in the Boston area or pass- 
ing through to look us up at 39 Marv St., 
Arlington 02174. My business phone is (617) 
275-9200." 

O/^ Cynthia Cohn, Los Angeles, writes 
0\J that after spending a year and a 
half studying acting and filmmaking and 
working in San Francisco, she is now a stu- 
dent in film production at USC, "exploring 
the landscape and the freeways of Los An- 
geles, making movies, writing screenplays, 
and getting my first taste of the reel world. 
Correspondence with the other world is de- 
sired. Mv address is 3910 Elderbank Dr., 
Los Angeles 90031." 

C. Li//i)i Creviston, New York City, is at 
Columbia University, working on her mas- 
ter's degree in historic preservation. 

Geoffrey C. Del Sesto, Boston, is a staff 
consultant for Computer Partners of Welles- 
ley, Mass. "Being a consultant is fascinating. 
I help others solve their problems while 



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constantly learnint; ntnv applications. So far. 
I've helped design, code. test, and imple- 
ment s\stems for Westingliouse and lohn 
Hancock Life Insurance. It would be great to 
hear from anv fellow Zetes. trombonists, or 
other band members." He lives with Miduui 
Cohfii on Beacon Hill at 34 Myrtle St., #3, 
Boston 02114. 

Alifon L. Kam-. Bronx, N.Y., is in her 
second vear of Fordham University's Ph.D. 
program in clinical ps\chology. She co-au- 
thored a paper in September, entitled "A 
Different Drummer: Robert B. Carter and 
Nineteenth-Century Hysteria," which was 
published in the BuUt'ttn ol the New Ycrk 
Academu of Wedicme. 

Dale R. Knnisek. Boston, has been work- 
ing with the Emmanuel Gospel Center since 
he graduated. He's involved with Christian 
outreach to vouth in the South End/Lower 
Ro\bur\' neighborhoods of Boston. 

Hcwani 5. Klein. Baltimore, writes that 
he is "struggling through my last year of 
law school. Luckily, my responsibilities as 
legislative editor for the Uinvemty of Balti- 
more Law Review fill otherwise drab days of 
legal lecture and part-time work for a small 
civil lihgahon firm. I resumed rowing this 
fall with the Baltimore Rowing Club and 
have been Vic Michaelson's disciple here (I 
do some coaching as well). I can't wait to 
stop living like a student so 1 can spend 
some (and make some?) money — for beers." 
Steve Jamef. Evanston, III., is graduating 
in June from the Kellogg Graduate School of 
Management at Northwestern University 
and plans to remain in Chicago to look for a 
job. Ben Burnett is also living there. 

Bruce R. ]ones has moved to the suburbs 
of Boston. "Toto, I don't think we're on the 
East Side anymore." 

Mary Minow. Ann Arbor, received her 
master's degree in library science from the 
Uniyersit\- of Michigan School of Library 
Science in December. She was gi\'en the 
Margaret Mann Award for outstanding pro- 
fessional promise and is working temporar- 
ily at the university-, helping to organize an 
intemahonal conference for librarians from 
Latin America there this spring. 

Thomas Waldron Phihfs, Tarrytown, 
N.Y., has been named director of the sum- 
mer school at Hackley School in Tarrytown. 
Debbie Pines and Dan Livin;^stone '79 were 
married recently in New York City and are 
living in Indianapolis. 

Brad Richards, Iowa City, la., is finishing 
his second year of law school at the Univer- 
sity of Iowa this month. He will be a sum- 
mer associate with Squire, Sanders & 
Dempsey in Cleveland and welcomes any 
visits while he's there. 

Susan D. Roseff, Albany, N.Y., is a medi- 
cal student at Albany Medical College. 

lulie D. Shapiro, Austin, Texas, is a sec- 
ond-year student at the University of Texas 
Law School. She will be working in Wash- 
ington, D.C., this summer. Julie's address 
in Austin is 3517 North Hills Dr., #L-202, 
Austin 78731. 

Q'l Betsy M. Allen. Beth Connolly, and 
O JL Debbie Pruzan (see '82) are sharing 
a house in West Philadelphia. Betsy is a 
second-year student at the University of 
Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 
and Beth is a second-year student at the 



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Law School. 

Laura Cutter is studying in Japan. 
"Please write, or come and visit," she 
writes. Her address is Kansai University, 
333 Ogura, Hirakata-shi, Osaka, 373-Japan. 

Lynn Green Cildiner and her husband, 
Len Cildmer. Philadelphia, report the birth of 
their daughter, Rachel Lauren, on Jan. 17, 
1982. Lvnn is on maternity leave from the 
post-baccalaureafe pre-med program at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

layne M. Henderson, Newton, Mass., 
writes: "I'm currently surviving my first 
year at Boston College Law School after 
working for a year in the career develop- 
ment and placement office of the New Eng- 
land School of Law in Boston." 

Judith Jones and Richard Parker were mar- 
ried in August in New York City. They are 
living in New Haven, Conn. Ocie Irons was 
the best man, and Kurt Creamer was one of 
the ushers. Judy is a second-year law stu- 
dent at Hofstra University, and Richard is a 
second-year medical student at Yale. 

Frank /. Mello and Claire Qiiillian (see '82) 
were married on June 26 in Atlanta, Ga. 
They are living in Bolton, Conn. Frank's sis- 
ter, ]eanne Mello '80, was a bridesmaid. The 
ushers included Craig Mello, Chris Bryant, 
and Brett Ferrari (all '82). The best man was 
James F. Mello '58, Frank's father. S«//i/ Cam- 
eron Mello '58, Frank's mother, was in atten- 
dance. Frank is an engineer for Northeast 
Utilities. 

Marybeth Paolino and Samuel Mather 
Andrews were married on March 19 in 
Providence, where they are living. Both are 
teaching at Moses Brown, Marybeth in 
mathematics and Samuel in science. 

Barb Pendleton, Weston, Mass., has 
joined Computervision Corporation in Bed- 
ford, Mass., as a proposal specialist. She 
had worked for one year at Rhode Island 
Hospital Trust National Bank. Barb contin- 
ues to sing in community groups and re- 
sides on a farm in Weston. 

]idie Anne Reese is in Geneva, Switzer- 
land, working for the United Nations in the 
International Telecommunications Union. 
Katherine Stvan Rutherford and Aiidreze 
David Munts, now both Munfs-Rutherford, 
were married on Oct. 16 in Granville, Ohio. 
They are living in Dallas, but are moving to 
Amherst, Mass., this spring. The matron of 
honor was Anne Rutherford Lindemann and 
the best men were Rob Campagna '82 and 
Mite Schield. 

Edward C. Shober, Jr., Williamsport, Pa., 
is a wire mill engineer in the wire rope divi- 
sion of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. 

Amy Voorhes, San Francisco, has joined 
Burson-Marsteller, a public relations/public 
affairs company, as an account executive. 
Previously, Amy had been an account exe- 
cutive with Lowry and Partners in San 
Francisco. 

O O Steve Baer. Chicago, III., writes: 
O^ "After a valiant but ill-fated cam- 
paigning stint for a West Virginia GOP sen- 
atorial candidate, 1 have settled in as direc- 
tor of education for Americans United for 
Life, a pro-life, public interest law firm." 
Alison Berard and Carolyn Bernstein are 
sharing an apartment at 11 Linden PI., 
Brookline, Mass. 02146. Alison is an assis- 
tant department manager at Filene's; Carrie 



is doing cardiac muscle research and will 
attend medical school in the fall. 

Katherine Gleason, Cambridge, Mass., has 
completed graduate school applications for 
next fall, and plans to study Hungarian in 
London until that time. 

Andrrw Creenberg. Cambridge, Mass., is 
a first-year student at Harvard Law School. 

C/iii« Harrell. Palo Alto, Calif., writes: 
"I'm working on a master's in electrical en- 
gineering at Stanford University and would 
be glad for visitors. My phone number is 
(415) 321-3645." 

Neal F. Kane. Boston, recently made "a 
(regrettably unsuccessful) appearance" with 
several siblings on the ABC-TV series, 
"Family Feud." Neal has been promoted to 
chief editor at the International Training anc 
Education Company in Framingham and 
lives on Beacon Hill. 

Laura Levitt is in Jerusalem studying in 
the Neve Schecter Program of the Jewish 
Theological Seminary. 

Claire Quillian and Frank /. Mello (see '81 
were married on June 26, 1982, in Atlanta, 
Ga., and are now living in Bolton, Conn. 
Claire is a registered representative for First 
Investors Corporation. 

Timothy J. O'Brien. Brooklyn, N.Y., is 
working as a legislative financial analyst for 
the New York City Council and was a polit- 
ical consultant in this year's elections. 

Debbie Pruzan. Philadelphia, Pa., is a 
second-year student at the University of 
Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is 
sharing an apartment with Betsy Allen '81 
and Beth Connolly '81. 

Marcia Wong, Washington, D.C., was 
appointed to the Foreign Service Officer 
Corps in January. Her first overseas tour 
will be in the U.S. Embassy in Santo Dom- 
ingo, Dominican Republic, and she expects 
to leave the U.S. in September. Until then, 
she will be studying at the Foreign Ser\-ice 
Institute in Washington, D.C. 

Gregory N. Zais. Philadelphia, Pa., 
writes: "I am currently a cash management 
consultant for the Philadelphia National 
Bank. Happily, my territop.' includes all of 
New England, and I have had the opportu- 
nity to see fellow classmates that 1 would 
not have had the good fortune to visit oth- 
erwise." 



/^^ C Andreto Oldcnquist '55 A.M., 
VJ ^ Columbus, Ohio, is the authoi 
of a new book. Normative Behavior, pub- 
lished by the University Press of America 
this spring. The book presents and defends 
an account of the nature of morality as in- 
nately social and naturalistic, developed as 
the result of a million years or so of homi- 
nid and early human evolutionar\' pres- 
sures. He is a faculty member in the de- 
partment of philosophy at Ohio State 
University. 

losepli N. Gayles '63 Ph.D. has accepted 
the position of vice president for institu- 
tional advancement at the Morehouse 
School of Medicine in Atlanta, effective June 
15. For the past six years, he has been pres- 
ident of Talladega College, in Talladega, 
Ala. 

George W. Marchant '63 A.M., Sparta, 
N.J., has received the U.S. Army's Meritori' 
ous Civilian Service Award. "This is the 
Army's second highest honorary award for^ 



s- 



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ivilians," he writes. George is chief of the 
'olicy and Compliance Division, Procure- 
■' nent Directorate, of the Army's Armament 
Research and Development Command. 

Icihii Miuiico '66 Ph.D., Scarsdale, N.Y., 
s co-chairing the Population and Social 
Ihange Seminar at Columbia University and 
s on faculty fellowship from his position as 
wofessor of sociology at Fordham Univer- 
iity this spring. 

Rivatie F. Baker '67 M.A.T., New Bed- 
brd, Mass., and her husband, Charles F. 
3aker III, are now writing the column, 
'Classical Calliope Quarterlv." for the Chns- 
ian Science Monitor. Their children's maga- 
zine. Classical Calliope, is now being pub- 
ished by Cobblestones, Inc.. 

Carol Houlihan Fh/nn '69 A.M. is the au- 
hor of a new book. Washed in the Blood, 
published by Putnam in March. 

Robert Halky '71 A.M., Lakewood, 
!olo., has been selected as a U.S. Geolog- 
cal Survey Distinguished Regional Lecturer 
■or 1983. He joined the USGS in 1974 and 
:urrently works in the USGS Branch of Oil 
md Gas Resources. 

Frank L. Mott '71 Ph.D., Columbus, 
Dhio, recently published his second book, 
rhe Employment Revolution: Young American 
Nomen of'the :970's (M.I.T. Press). He is 
issociate project director at the Center for 
4uman Resource Research at Ohio State 
Jniversitv. 

Asher Rubinstein '81 Ph.D. and Heather 
'Aagier (see '77) report the birth of their first 
:hild, Helen Betya Rubinstein, on Nov. 29. 
'\sher is assistant professor of mechanical 
ngineering at the State University of New 
(("ork at Stony Brook. 

Eduardo S. Vera '82 Ph.D., New York 
iTlty, has joined the staff of Phillips Labora- 
:ories, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., after spending 
1 term as a research associate at Brown. 



DEATHS 



MD 



Dr. Rcid W. Coleman '75 M.D. 
(see '72). 

Dr. William C. Graham '75 M.D. (see '72). 

Dr. Dan Small '75 M.D., '73 M.M.Se. 
see '71). Dr. Kerrt/ Kelly '77 M.D. and her 
lusband, Daniel A. jost '74, of Staten Island, 
^.Y., report the birth of their first child, 
Zolin Kelly Jost, on June 29. "He was born 
)n the date of our first anniversary." 

Dr. Harold K. Cever '78 M.D. (see '75). 

Dr. Esther /. Roliiick Nash '78 M.D. and 
iier husband, David, have been making 
aews as founders of Dual Doctor Families. 
Just this week we were on the evening TV 
lews in Philadelphia and in the Boston 
lobe. We are second-year residents in in- 
ernal medicine in Philadelphia, and are 
ooking forward to seeing old friends at 
•eunion — when my sister. Barb Rolnick '83, 
will be graduating." 

Dr. Peter Yu '80 M.D. (see '77). 



By Peter Mandel 

Thomas Leo Keily '14, New Milford, 
Conn., owner of a paint manufacturing firm 
in Ossining, N.Y., for many years; Feb 21. 
Mr. Keily lived in Yonkers, N.Y., for most 
of his life. Phi Kappa. He is survived by his 
wife, Mary, c/o New Milford Nursing 
Home, 19' Poplar St., New Milford 06776. A 
brother was the late ]ohn V. Keily '11. 

George Fremont Blwen '15, Charlestown, 
R.I., a senior partner in the Providence in- 
vestment firm of Brown, Lisle, & Marshall 
before his retirement in 1973; March 20. Mr. 
Bliven was a paymaster in the U.S. Navy 
during World War I. Theta Delta Chi. Sur- 
vivors include his wife, Evelyn, P.O. Box 
142, Charlestown 02813; and three sons, 
George, /r. '43, Edward, and loliii '45. 

Emma L. Black '16, Providence, R.I.; 
March 16. Her brother was Dr. Edward /. 
Black '04. There are no immediate survivors. 

Wdliam Black '20, New Rochelle, N.Y., 
founder and chairman of the Chock Full O' 
Nuts Corporation in New York City; March 
7. Mr. Black graduated from the Columbia 
University School of Business in 1926. He 
then started a shelled nuts stand in the bot- 
tom of a Times Square office building that 
eventually grew info a chain of fast-food 
restaurants and a nationwide coffee busi- 
ness. He founded the Parkinson's Disease 
Foundation in 1957 and was a director of 
the New Rochelle Hospital. Survivors in- 
clude his wife. Page, of Premium Point, 
New Rochelle 10801. 

Woodivorth Wright '21, Providence, R.I.; 
Oct. 5, 1982. He is survived by his sister, 
Francis Wright, Concord Ave., Cambridge, 
Mass. 02122. 

Albert Otto Lundin '23, Wayzata, Minn., 
management consultant and publisher of a 
stock market trend guide; March 2. Before 
coming to Brown, Mr. Lundin attended the 
U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He lived 
in New England after graduation, working 
as an engineer for several companies and 
becoming president of the Taunton Pearl 
Works in 1949. In 1951, he was offered the 
position of assistant secretary of the Navy, 
but turned it down for personal reasons. As 
an investment advisor, he was registered 
with the Securities and Exchange Commis- 
sion and, after moving to Minnesota in 
1964, he began publishing the Lundin Market 
Trend Guide. In his retirement years, he 
promoted and polished his simplified way 
of teaching piano playing to people who 
don't have the time or perseverance to 
struggle with scales and years of lessons. 
He copyrighted his four-page "Lundin 
Method for Playing the Piano Quickly." 
Delta Phi. Survivors include his son, Robert 
A. Lundin '53, BMTC P.O. Box 939, Al Kho- 
bar, Saudi Arabia; and a daughter, Eris 
Lundin Young. 

Edytlie Florence Reeves '23, '25 A.M., 
Middletown, R.I., dean of students at Cran- 



ston West High School prior to her retire- 
ment in 1964; Feb. 17. Miss Reeves began 
teaching Latin at Cranston High School in 
1925, received a law degree from Northeast- 
ern in 1939, and returned to Cranston High 
in 1940 as head of the Latin department. 
She lived in Cranston for many years before 
moving to Middletown in the late 1950s. 
She is survived by her brother, Dr. lames A. 
Reeves '36, 8 Kensington Rd., Cranston, R.I. 
02905. 

Hans Jordan Gottlieb '24, Upper Black 
Eddy, Pa., an English professor at New 
York University for many years; March 14. 
Mr. Gottlieb received an M.A. from Harvard 
in 1927 and a Ph.D. from NYU. in 1937. 
During World War II, he served in the U.S. 
Army Intelligence in Germany. In 1945, he 
returned to NYU as associate professor and 
remained there until his retirement. His 
poems appeared in a number of magazines 
and anthologies, including Harper's and The 
New Yorker. Survivors include his wife, Jerie, 
Box 43, Upper Black Eddy 18972; his daugh- 
ter, Lucretia Gottlieb Floor, and grand- 
daughter, Victoria Floor '76. 

Dr. Robert Mazet. ]r. '24, Sun City, Ariz., 
former chief of orthopedic surgery at the 
Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospi- 
tal in Los Angeles and a retired rear admiral 
in the U.S. Navy Reserve; March 20. Dr. 
Mazet received his M.D. degree from Co- 
lumbia in 1928 and went on to serve in the 
Navy as a surgeon. He was awarded the 
Bronze Star and the Navy Commendation 
Medal for his medical contributions during 
World War II. Following his return to re- 
serve status in 1946, he assumed his posi- 
tion at the VA Hospital and, eventually, at 
UCLA as one of the original medical center 
faculty members. Dr. Mazet was a nation- 
ally recognized pioneer in the development 
of orthopedic prosthetic devices for crippled 
children. He was a diplomate of the Ameri- 
can Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and a 
member of numerous professional organiza- 
tions. He is survived by his wife, Catherine, 
10602 Emerald Pt., Sun City 85351; sons 
Robert III and Bruce, and a brother, Horace 
'26. 

Thomas Henry Stephens, jr. '28, Dalton, 
Mass., owner and operator of the Stephens 
Insurance Agency in Dalton for forty-two 
years prior to his retirement in 1967; Feb. 
20. Sigma Chi. Survivors include his wife, 
Barbara, 917 Main St., Dalton 01226; two 
daughters, Betty Pasenbach and Judith 
Klaubert; and a son, Gerald. 

Brig. Gen. Richard Henry Hopkins '29, 
USA (Ret.), Morrisville, Pa., a distinguished 
veteran of World War II and a military aide 
to former Massachusetts Gov. Christian A. 
Herter; March 4. General Hopkins began his 
military career in the Falmouth National 
Guard Brigade in 1939. He served in the 
European Theatre and was awarded the 
Bronze Star for meritorious service in mili- 
tary operations in Belgium. He was pro- 
moted to brigadier general in 1956 and 
commanded the 1 04th AAA Brigade of the 
Massachusetts National Guard prior to his 
retirement in 1959. A resident of Pennsylva- 
nia since 1958, General Hopkins served for 



63 



many years as a manager with the General 
Services Administration of the federal go\- 
emment. Delta Phi. Survivors include his 
wife. Constance, 1208 Linden Ave., Morris- 
ville l'^067; two sons, Richard, Jr., and Ste- 
phen: and a daughter, Margaret H. Free- 
man. 

Rtilph Bennett MilUgan '29, Warren, R.I., 
a time clerk with Brown & Sharpe Manufac- 
turing Companv: March Iti. He is survived 
by his wife. Edith Ohihain .Willi^an 32. 42 
Laurel Ln., Warren 02885. 

Stephen Waterman. Jr. '29, North Dan- 
ville. \'t., retired aviator and manager of the 
Burlington, V't., and Bangor, Maine, air- 
ports; Aug. 26. 1982. Mr. Waterman trained 
to be a pilot with the Curtis Wright Corpo- 
ration and went on to managerial positions 
with .American .Airlines and Boston and 
Maine .Airlines. During World War 11, he 
edited films for the War Department and 
served as a civilian instructor for Arm\ , 
Na\'v, and Marme pilots. Survivors include 
his wife. Mabel Bernice, c o Col. Edward VV. 
Newell, Fort Devins, Mass. 01433. His fa- 
ther was Sleplien Waterman 1886, and his 
brother was Paul Waterman '29. 

Alton LeRc<y Hambly. Jr. '37, Taunton, 
Mass., a self-emploved real estate agent and 
long-time independent insurance agent; Feb. 
16. Survivors include a brother, Stafforti H. 
Hambly '30; and his son, Alton Hamblv III, 
P.O. Box 381, Taunton 02870. 

Edmcnd loieph Schiller, jr. '37, Barring- 
ton, R.I., manager of electrical engineers at 
the ITT Grinnell Corporation and former 
president of his own engineering consulting 
firm; March 19. Phi Sigma Kappa. He is 
survived by his wife, Esther, 10 Sherbrooke 
Rd., Barrington 02806. 

Harm Edward Cock. jr. '38, Wheaton, 111., 
vice president of Tecology, Inc., in Colum- 
bus, Ohio, prior to his retirement; Aug. 25. 
1982. Mr. Cook became an engineer with 
the Christopher Construction Companv in 
Columbus before bemg named executive 
vice president and treasurer of that com- 
pany. He lived in Michigan and Ohio for a 
number of years and in Puerto Rico, where 
he owned his own company. He is survived 
bv a son, Michael Alden Cook, Fry Road, 
Katv-, Texas 77449. 

Henry Wright Stevenson, jr. '38, Lincoln, 
R.I., executive director of the Providence 
Review Commission and former assistant 
state commissioner of education; March ,30. 
-Vlr. Stevenson headed the Rhode Island 
Public Expenditure Council for a number of 
years, and then joined the Department of 
Education as the assistant commissioner for 
research and social aid issues. Upon retir- 
ing, he took the post on the Review Com- 
mission, which acts as the city's fiscal 
watchdog. He was treasurer of his class. 
Survivors include a daughter, Kim, and 
three sons, Johnathan, Frank, and Glen E. 
Stevenson, 189 Gladstone St., Cranston, R.I. 
02920. 



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Edward Alanson Miller II '39 A.M., Kailua 
Oahu, Hawaii, a dispatcher for Aloha Air- 
lines at Honolulu International Airport; 
Nov. 10, 1982. Mr. Miller received his B.A. 
from Oberlin College and, for several vears, 
was an assistant professor in the French 
department al Brown. He is survived bv his 
wife, Claudia, 1376 Kainui Dr., Kailua 
Oahu, Hawaii 96734. 

Walter Nciman '46, Ardslev, N.Y., presi- 
dent of VVQXR, the radio station of The 
New York Times Corporation; March 29. 
Mr. Neiman joined WQXR in 1953 as an 
executive assistant. He was named vice 
president for operations in 1965, and presi- 
dent of the station in 1974. Under his direc- 
tion, WQXR began broadcasting on AM as 
well as FM, and transmitting its New York 
Philharmonic broadcasts nationwide. He 
was a director of the Associated Alumni and 
a former deputy mavor and village trustee 
of Ardslev. Survivors include his wife, Mu- 
riel, 41 Concord Rd., Ardsley 10502; and 
two sons, Peter and Raymond '84. 

Robert Fairbanks Dover '55, Maitland, Fla,, 
president of Slumber World, Inc., and 
owner of a Dairy Queen franchise in Or- 
lando, Fla.; May 14, 1982. Mr. Dover was an 
operating manager and a buyer in furniture 
stores for a number of years. Delta Phi. 
Survivors include his wife, Sara Harncd Do- 
ver '56, 2730 Saxon St., Allentown, Pa. 
18103. 

Robert Louis Girouard '71 Ph.D., Golden 
Valley, Minn., a former Brown administra- 
tor and an editor with the Minneapolis Star 
and CU-oeland Plain Dealer; March 17. Mr. 
Girouard earned his B.A. from Tufts Uni- 
versity in 1962 and a master's degree from 
Johns Hopkins University in 1963, After 
graduating from Brown, he stayed on as 
assistant director of admissions for two 
years. He then served as editor of the Man- 
knto Free Press in Minnesota and, for three 
years, as editorial page editor of the Minne- 
apolis Star. Last fall, he became chief edito- 
rial writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He 
was a member of the BAM's National Advi- 
soPi' Board. Survivors include his wife, 
Nancy, 4215 Beverly Ave., Golden Valley 
55422, and two sons. The family was mov- 
ing from Minnesota to Cleveland at the time 
of Mr. Girouard's sudden death. 

Julian H. Gibbs, Amherst, Mass., presi- 
dent of Amherst College since 1979 and pro- 
fessor of chemistry at Brown from 1959 to 
1979; Feb. 20, following a heart attack suf- 
fered the previous day while skiing. The 
1946 Amherst graduate received his master's 
degree and his Ph.D. in 1950, both from 
Princeton. He studied at Cambridge on a 
Fulbright Scholarship, worked eight vears in 
industry, and then joined the Brown fac- 
ulty. While at Brown, he received a Gug- 
genheim Fellowship and a second Fulbright, 
both in 1967, and was named a NATO Fel- 
low in 1975. He also served as chairman of 
the Faculty Policy Group and headed the 
search committee that recommended the 
selection of Donald F. Hornig as Brown's 
president in 1970. Brown awarded him an 
honorary doctor of laws degree in 1981. The 




Julian Gibbs, as he received an 
honorary degree from Brown in 1981. 

citation said, in part: "Your nineteen years 

of devoted service to this institution were 
marked by fresh and imaginative ideas in 
teaching, research, and administration. Af- 
ter helping us understand phase transitions 
of many kinds, you underwent one voursel 
by assuming the presidency of your alma 
mater. . .We feel sure that you will not loS( 
your love for research on basic problems, 
especially as carried out in your floating 
laboratory on Narragansett Bay." The latter 
reference was to Mr. Gibbs's love of sailing 
Since 1980, he had been a trustee of Prince- 
ton. Survivors include his wife, Cora, Whit 
Birch Ln., Barrington, R.l. 02806; a daugh- 
ter, Judith: and sons James, Jeffrey, and 
Jonathan. 




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Brown on the Road and Homecoming '83 offer something for every taste. 



Brown on the Road offers alumni, students and friends of 
Brown an entire day's wortii of educational and social ac- 
tivities at Brown away football games. 

Next fall Brown on the Road will feature a memorable 
two day schedule of e\'ents when Brown travels to Penn 
State on November 4-5. Space in State College is strictly 
limited, so you must act now if you want to join us for this 
once-in-a-lifetime weekend. We have reserved a supply of 
hotel rooms, but because of incredible demand, final hotel 
arrangements must be made and rooms must be paid for 
by the beginning of August. 

In addition to Penn State, Brown on the Road will offer 
events at Yale on September 17, at Penn on October 8, at 
Holy Cross on October 22 and at Dartmouth on November 
12. Return the form below and we will send you informa- 
tion by return mail on how to make reservations for 
Brown on the Road. 



With high hopes for fairer weather. Homecoming will be 
earlier this year— October 1, when Brown takes on Prince- 
ton. So now's the time to start making \'our plans to return 
to campus. 

The festivities begin on Friday, September 30, with the 
traditional Homecoming Buffet, not to mention an exciting 
soccer game and other on-campus entertainments. In 
addition to the big football game, Saturda\' offerings 
include women's varsity athletics, facult\' forums, lunch 
under the tent and a post-game event made up of music, 
food and drink and lotf of friendlv faces. 

The committee is working hard to make Homecoming 
'83 exciting and fun for all returning alumni, friends and 
the entire Brown community. We hope \ou will be on 
campus to join us for this very special Brown weekend. 
For more detailed information and a complete schedule of 
events, please return the form below . 



Brown on the Road/Homecoming '83 Return to Aliimu Rchnioiis. Box 1859, Brozvu Lluiivr^^iti/, Providence. Rhode hhmd 029J2. 

D Please send me information about Brown on the Road, including the featured weekend at Penn State. 
D Please send me information about i lomecoming '83. 



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